Chloe Wilson, 20, counts herself lucky to be alive after suffering shocking injuries in the smash, including a broken collarbone, torn ligaments and a fractured spine.
Evil Liam Elsom, 25, was last week jailed for 10 years for his monstrous act.
But Chloe is haunted by her drunken ex-boyfriend’s vow to kill her. It left her fearing their 16-month-old daughter would be left without parents.
She said: “Whenever I close my eyes, all I can see is Liam saying, ‘I am going to kill you now’.
“As soon as I hear a car brake now I feel sick, like I’m back in the car. He nearly killed me, our daughter would have been without a mum and dad.”
Chloe met Elsom while they were working at a fast-food restaurant in December 2016. They began dating a few months later.
They moved in together and Chloe soon became pregnant. Their daughter Aria was born in February last year.
But the relationship was rocky and Elsom began drinking too much. When Chloe found texts to other girls it was the final straw and they split in November.
She said: “At first he was everything I ever wanted. I loved him more than anything, and to me he was the most important thing. But then he started drinking all the time and being nasty.”
The fateful night in January this year began when Chloe went for drinks at the Corporation nightclub in Sheffield with a male friend.
She was shocked to turn round and find Elsom stood by her at the bar.
Chloe, of Mexborough, South Yorks, said: “He started punching my friend and laying into him.
“I got between them and then he punched me, which bust my lip. I ran off in hysterics and floods of tears.
“Liam was constantly calling me saying if I didn’t get in the car he was going to punch my friend’s face in.”
Chloe got into Elsom’s Vauxhall Corsa to protect her pal. She said: “He was going at stupid miles an hour. We were flying round these roads.
“I was screaming at him saying, ‘Please stop the car. You are drunk’. He was saying to me, ‘Are you going to get back with me?’
“We were driving so fast and he then looked at me dead in the eye and said to me, ‘I’m going to kill you now’. I felt sick.” The car hit a tree at 60mph.
Chloe said: “It all happened so quickly. He got out of the car, looked at me and slammed the door. The pain was so intense. I must’ve passed out and I fell on the road.
“I remember waking up and police were all around me. I remember saying, ‘He tried to kill me.’” Chloe spent six days in hospital and had pins and a metal plate put in her collarbone.
She suffered torn ligaments in her left leg, a blood clot from the seatbelt digging into her stomach and had to learn to walk again. She is now trying to rebuild her life with counselling for PTSD and will need physio and hydrotherapy for up to 18 months.
Chloe bravely read out a victim impact statement at Sheffield crown court earlier this month.
Elsom, from Greas-brough, South Yorks, had pleaded guilty to wounding with intent, dangerous driving and common assault at an earlier hearing.
Chloe said: “I wanted to look him in the eye to be able to say, ‘You did do that to me. You ruined my life, but I’m still here.’
“At the time, on that night, hand on heart I knew he wanted to kill me. It was like, ‘If I cannot have her, nobody else can.’ I’m the luckiest person ever to survive.”