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Lifesaver fiance is my superhero
A YOUNG mum-to-be involved in a car crash in Worcester has described her partner as a hero after his swift actions saved her life and that of her sister and unborn child.
Ashleigh Conner, aged 19, said the crash in Bromwich Road just before midnight on Sunday happened when fiance Jimmy McCann had to swerve out of the way of a speeding motorist.
Miss Conner said her 21-year-old husband-to-be saved her life and those of her unborn child and 16-year-old sister, who was also a passenger in the car.
The expectant mother, who is 18 weeks pregnant with her first child, said: “My partner was driving, I was in the front passenger seat and my sister was in the back. Believe it or not, we weren’t doing any more than 31-32mph.
“The weather was wet and as we came around the corner, a speeding car was coming towards us with its lights at full beam, so it blinded us.
“My partner swerved to avoid it and realised the car was heading towards a metal lamppost, so he swerved the other way, which sent the car spinning. His side of the car had the full impact.
“In my eyes, he’s a hero. I’m 18 weeks pregnant and he’s saved me, my sister and my baby. It’s quite romantic really. He was willing to potentially kill himself for us. I’ll never forget that.”
Miss Conner, of Archer Close, Malvern, suffered internal bruising to her left leg and her back, neck and arm, her sister suffered a bloody nose and Mr McCann suffered a scratch on his arm and a bruise on his leg.
Miss Conner, who was taken to hospital for a check-up but given the all clear, hit back at allegations her partner was speeding.
She said: “No one was there to see the crash happen. They just saw the aftermath. That road has to have some kind of speed bump or cameras.
“We spoke to the police and they said had we been travelling at 40mph the car would have rolled.
“When you have slippery roads, 30mph is quick enough to do loads of damage. Me and my family were saying my nan who passed away five years ago was looking down on us.
“We thought it was God-sent from my nan to us and her great grandchild.
“I hurt every part of my body apart from my stomach where my baby is. We all breathed a big sigh of relief.”