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A shocking video shows the moment a woman was thrown into the air and on to a garden wall after the motorbike she was riding on with her husband was hit by a drug driver on the wrong side of the road.
Mother Alison Amner, 55, was tossed eight feet in the air after a driver high on cocaine smashed into her motorbike, leaving her with life-changing injuries.
She was riding on the back of her husband's bike when the pair were hit by drugged-up Matthew Bell as he overtook a van on a bend, with the shocking incident captured on CCTV.
Her husband Richard, 58, suffered a triple open fracture of his femur among other catastrophic injuries.
Four months after the collision, the pair still require the use of a wheelchair and daily visits from carers.
The couple have undergone more than 20 blood transfusions and spoke of their ordeal after Bell was jailed for 30 months over the crash in his Chevrolet car.
Alison Amner, 55, (left) and her husband Richard, 58, (right) were both left with catastrophic injuries after their motorbike was hit by a drugged-up driver
Mother Alison Amner, 55, was tossed eight feet in the air after a driver high on cocaine smashed into her motorbike, leaving her with life-changing injuries
The couple were going for a regular spin on their Yamaha bike in Carmarthenshire, Wales in July when they were flung from their motorbike after being hit by Bell.
He later tested positive for cocaine and cannabis in his system.
The horrendous crash was captured on a CCTV camera - and it was so graphic that people in Swansea Crown Court were allowed to leave if it was too distressing.
Matthew Bell (pictured) has been jailed for 30 months over the crash in his Chevrolet car
Bell drove on the wrong side of the road, side-by side with the Transit van he was overtaking.
The motorcycle can clearly be seen travelling on the correct side of the road, before the footage shows 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, of nearby 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.
'The mechanical state of his own vehicle prevented him from doing so. He attempted to blame the rider of the motorcycle and was heard to say "I'm f*****".'
He was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment - only half of which he will serve in jail - and