(WATCH) A woman jumps in front of a speeding car to save young boy, gets pinned against wall!

 

A Connecticut woman is being called a "hero," after she jumped in front of a speeding car to save a young boy's life. Shanta Jordan, the woman captured on surveillance video, used her body to absorb much of the impact police say. 

"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, he would have died," Bridgeport Police Chief A.J. Perez said.

Three pedestrians were seriously injured in the crash that happened about 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Jordan is still recovering in the hospital, however city officials have vowed to hold a special ceremony to honor her heroism next week. 

The driver, identified as 37-year-old Allen Pearson, was also hospitalized.

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