Heart-stopping moment courageous mum Becky Sharp pushes baby to safety before she is mowed down by drunk driver | The Sun

THIS is the heart-stopping moment a hero mum pushed her baby to safety before she was mowed down by a drug-driver at a crossing.

Becky Sharp was left in a coma for two months after being catapulted the "length of a cricket pitch" during the hit-and-run.

Dale Clark was last month jailed for three years and eight months for ploughing into the mum.

Footage has now emerged of the moment hero Becky pushed her 11-month-old baby daughter Lorena to safety.

The mum had been taking the youngster to a play park in Bournemouth in April when the horror unfolded.

The clip shows Lorena's pram rolling out of harm's way as Becky takes the brunt of Clark's speeding car.

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Clark had been driving at 40mph in a 30mph zone with his phone, which was being used as a sat nav, on his lap at the time.

He was in the right-hand lane when he suddenly veered across to the left where Becky was crossing the road with her baby.

Andy Houston, prosecuting, said he "shot across and accelerated hard" as he smashed into the mum.

She was catapulted into the air "like a ragdoll" before landing face down on the ground.

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Clark, who was described as having "girls and drugs on his mind" when he hit Becky, fled the scene as she lay injured on the ground.

The mum was airlifted to hospital in a vegetative state after suffering a traumatic brain injury, fracture to the skull, ribs, pelvis and lower left leg and a lacerated spleen.

She remained in a coma for eight weeks and is still undergoing rehabilitation.

Becky was branded a "hero" by the judge for her quick-thinking actions in pushing baby Lorena to safety.

The court was told the mum has ongoing cognitive issues and problems with her memory.

She also suffers from fatigue and has physical complications from her leg fracture that causes pain still.

Speaking after the sentencing, the brave mum said: "I have no memory of the accident so it was good to hear from the barristers what happened.

"My message to anyone who thinks about drinking or taking drugs and driving is never do it, it's not good for anyone.

"My life has been turned upside down because of it and his (Clark) life has been turned upside down. The outcome is never good."

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Becky was branded a hero for her quick-thinking actionsCredit: BNPS
The mum says her life has been turned 'upside down'Credit: BNPS
Becky still requires ongoing treatmentCredit: BNPS

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