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Injured mum to help Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Ray and Vikki Lane and their son Samuel Image copyright Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Image caption Ray and Vikki Lane's son Samuel was delivered at Leeds General Infirmary

A pregnant woman who was airlifted to hospital after being crushed by a car driven by her mother is raising money for the air ambulance service.

Vikki Lane, 34, was pinned between a van and a car when her mother, Alison, accidentally sped up while parking in York in January.

Mrs Lane, who was 36-weeks pregnant, broke both her legs and pelvis.

She eventually gave birth to a healthy son Samuel.

The accident happened in Clifford's Tower car park in January.

'Our little miracle'

She was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary where her son was safely delivered before she underwent a 12-hour operation.

She was left in a wheelchair for six-months and is still only able to walk short distances with a crutch.

Alison, 59, said of the accident: "I was just in a complete state of shock. I could not believe what had happened and I still can't really."

Image copyright Richard McDougall/YorkMix
Image caption Mrs Lane suffered a broken pelvis and broke both her legs when she was pinned between a car and a parked van

Her daughter, from Riccall, said her son was born at 17:45 GMT but "I did not meet him until 11am the next day".

She added: "He is our little miracle, and we've been having a joke about who will be walking properly first."

Her husband, Ray, is leading the fundraising bid and is planning to cycle the 153-mile Coast to Coast path with a party of 14 people.

They hope to raise £25,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Day One trauma care charity, based at Leeds General Infirmary.

He said: "I felt compelled to do something because of what Vikki has been through. We can't thank the Air Ambulance crew and hospital teams enough for all they did and continue to do."

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