Becky Sharp suffered life changing injuries but her little daughter Lorena escaped harm – and the brave mother says she would do the same thing again if her children were in danger
A heroic mum who saved her baby from a speeding drunk driver by throwing herself in front of his vehicle has spoken of her ordeal.
Becky Sharp, 31, suffered life changing injuries in the horrific incident but her little daughter Lorena escaped harm. Becky managed to push her daughter’s pram to safety just seconds before being flipped like a ‘like a rag doll’ through the air. And brave Becky vowed: “I would do exactly the same again to save my children.”
Becky was mown down by scaffolder Dale Clark who had been distracted from his driving by trying to buy cocaine. Earlier this week the 38-year-old was jailed for three and a half years at Bournemouth Crown Court after admitting causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop at an accident and drink driving.
But while Clark starts his time behind bars Becky faces a lifetime of rehabilitation after suffering serious brain injuries and multiple fractures. She revealed she is angry at Clark for his crime but amazingly admitted she might be able to forgive him in time. She said: “I can’t say I forgive him now, but over time maybe.
“I don’t feel any real bitterness as he has gone to prison. He has been given a prison sentence which I think is just. The maximum was five years, so it was fair. His life has changed. I’m not sure I can ask for more.” Becky was left in a coma for eight weeks and has been in a rehabilitation unit at a hospital in Poole since being mown down.
She struggles to remember much about the accident but her husband Dan does. He said: “Becky’s dad called and said she had been in an accident and said she was very poorly. He said to prepare for the worst as there might not be a good outcome. When I got to the hospital there were two police officers and one of them went off to take a phone call.
“I thought he was getting a call to say that Becky had died. The other policeman was trying to distract me, and I was trying to hear what was being said and then I heard the words ‘intensive care’.” Both Becky and her husband acknowledge her recovery could take years – but she is determined to regain as much of her former life as possible.
She hopes to return to work as a charity fundraiser and is looking forward to returning home in the New Year after another spell in a rehabilitation unit in Boscombe. “I would like to do simple things like food shopping and just be with my girls,” she said. “I want to be able to help Dan out and just be a family again.”
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