Her name is Shanta Jordan.
This is the heart stopping moment heroine Shanta Jordan, saved a child’s life by jumping in the way of a car as it rammed into the side of a restaurant.
The scene captured by surveillance video occurred at Junco’s in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where Shanta Jordan, dove in front of a speeding car to save a child she didn’t know from a driver about to crash into a stone wall.
She tried to push the little boy out of the way, but there wasn’t time for that.
But police say her body absorbed much of the impact from the collision, which saved the child’s life. Though, he was seriously injured.
The pair flew into the air on impact, leaving both laying on the ground as by-standers rushed to help.
Bridgeport police chief A. J Perez, ‘truly believes’ the child – who was walking mere yards away from another woman and a child – would have died had the heroic woman not taken the impact of the car.
“If she did not step in, the child would be in direct contact with the motor vehicle against the wall, and most likely, he would have perished,” Police Chief A.J. Perez said.
Both amazingly survived the incident and were rushed to the hospital, where the woman is recovering and the child is healing from an operation, during which surgeons stated he may have had to have his legs amputated.
A special tribute honoring Jordan will be held at City Hall next week.
The driver who was also hospitalized has been arrested and charged with reckless driving
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