Heroic woman saves child by leaping in front of a car, enduring the full impact
This heroic deed came from a woman’s pure thought. That was to save a child’s life at the expense of her own. We are blown away by her selfless act of faith.
This brave-heart lady saved the life of a child by leaping in front of a car as it rammed into the side of a restaurant. 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.
This dramatic scene captured by surveillance video unfolded at Junco’s in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The pair flew into the air on impact, leaving both lying on the ground as bystanders rushed to help. The woman mitigated the boy’s injuries because she took most of the impact from the collision.
This is the heart-stopping moment of the collision in Bridgeport, Connecticut when Shanta Jordan – pictured in a cream jacket – saved a child she didn’t know
The child – who can’t be seen here – was walking just yards away from a woman and another child before the crash happened
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.
“I want to say thank you to this good person,” Perez said. “If it wasn’t’ because she stepped in, I truly believe it would have been a fatality.”
Both survived the accident and were rushed to the hospital, where the woman is recovering and the child is recovering from an operation, which surgeons tried to save his legs. 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
Upon noticing the car was headed towards the child, she tried to move him so he would be out of the way of the speeding driver
Jordan dove in front of a speeding car to save a child – pictured in a dark hoodie behind his savior
A special tribute honoring Shanta Jordan (pictured in left and right) will be held at City Hall next week
Bystanders rushed to the scene to help. Both the boy and the woman have been hospitalized — both survived