A brave mum who lost her leg after being crushed between two cars in a freak accident says she is "happy to be alive" after several gruelling surgeries.

Ruby Flanagan, from Wallasey, Merseyside, was on her way to Aldi with her nan when she was caught between a silver Mercedes and a blue Volkswagen whilst walking over a zebra crossing carrying her baby in a car seat.

Luckily, the heroic mum was able to get her son Leon, who is five months old, out of harm's way during the nightmare crash on Monday, August 16.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and airlifted the nurse to hospital where she had to have her right leg amputated and the other reconstructed and put into a stabilising cage.

Since the crash, Ruby has had nine operations after suffering a shattered pelvis and multiple fractures in her left leg, reports Liverpool Echo.

In recent weeks Ruby has spoken out for the first time since the accident and created an Instagram account so people can follow her amputee journey.

A post on Instagram read: "On the 16th August my life was completely changed because I was in a freak accident resulting in me losing my right leg, multiple fractures to my left leg and a fractured pelvis.

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"In just nine weeks so much has changed and I have come so far but I am happy to be alive.

"I’m so thankful to the NHS for saving my left leg and my life. I’m also thankful to the public for initially saving my life before the paramedics arrived so thank you.

"I cannot fault the care I have received, the staff at Aintree Hospital have truly gone above and beyond."

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The 24-year-old has recently shared progress she has made bending her knee during physiotherapy after surgeons reconstructed her leg.

She also shared a post thanking her friends, family and her two Leon's for all their support.

The post included a video from "The Ruby Red Fundraiser" where an amazing £6,956 was raised to go towards her future medical and living costs.

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Her Instagram post said: "I truly am blessed with the best. The support, love and positivity I have behind me is truly what helps me through these hard times."

Another fundraiser, hosted by her sisters-in-law raised a total of £2,000, this is on top of the £90,000 raised on her GoFundMe page.

To donate to Ruby’s GoFundMe page click here.

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