THIS is the harrowing moment a biker couple are sent flying through the air having been bit by a drug driver.
Mum Alison Amner, 55, was thrown eight feet in the air onto a garden wall in the terrifying crash as the drugged driver sped on the wrong side of the road.
She was riding on the back of her husband’s motorbike when the pair were hit by stoned Matthew Bell as he overtook a van on a bend.
Her husband Richard, 58, suffered a triple open fracture of his femur among other life-changing injuries.
Four months after the collision, the pair still need the use of a wheelchair and daily visits from carers.
La pareja, who have undergone more than 20 blood transfusions, spoke of their ordeal after Bell was jailed for 30 months over the crash in his Chevrolet car.
The couple were going for a regular spin on their Yamaha bike in Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, in July when they were flung from their motorbike after being hit by Bell.
Bell drove on the wrong side of the road, side-by side with the Transit van he was overtaking.
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The motorcycle can clearly be seen travelling on the correct side of the road, before the footage reveals both the driver and his passenger being thrown from the bike.
Bell not only failed to stop immediately after the crash – but openly blamed the rider of the motorcycle and his wife for the crash, telling police at the scene that “they were on the wrong side of the road”.
Bell, from Ferryside, admitted two charges of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving whilst unfit through drugs, driving without a licence and driving without insurance.
Prosecutor James Hartson said: “He continued to drive after the collision and witnesses formed the view that it was obvious he was trying to get away,” adding “He attempted to blame the rider of the motorcycle and was heard to say ‘I’m f*****’.”
In a victim impact statement to court, Alison said: “Emotionally, physically and mentally I can’t do anything. I am so scared for the future. Financially I don’t know what is going to happen – I am self-employed so I don’t know how I’m going to cope.”
Alison added: “I have a pin and plate in the leg, I have a plate in my hand, I broke my finger, my nose, nine ribs and a punctured lung.
“We rely on other people to do things for us. Like washing us, making food for us, helping put clothes on, brushing my hair.”
Their 29-year-old daughter Jody is now caring for her parents at her home.
Richard and Alison’s own house is now undergoing major renovations to adapt to their injuries.
A fundraising campaign has also been set up to support the couple.
The pair are now calling for tougher prison sentences for drivers who seriously injure while under the influence of drink or drugs.
“The convictions that he’s had, he’s done it more than once, sobre 60 odd convictions and still continuing to drive the road and this is what he did, “ said Alison.
“It needs to change. He’ll be able to get up, he’ll be able to get washed and dressed, he’ll have food handed to him. It’s just not enough.”