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Crash 'led Miss Whiplash to God'

Former prostitute Lindi St Clair describes the near-fatal accident

Ex-prostitute Lindi St Clair has spoken about how a near-fatal crash led to her finding God.

Ms St Clair, formerly known as Miss Whiplash after claims of a string of high-profile affairs in the 1980s, was trapped in her upturned car for 22 hours after the crash.

In February, her Jeep Wrangler left the road near Risbury, Herefordshire, and plunged 15ft (4.5m) down an embankment, finishing upturned in water.

Ms St Clair said the near-death experience that led to her turning her life around.

Talking of being trapped in the car she said: "I believe my spirit left my body and I went to the place between life and death.

I would like a companion to live with and share my life with - someone who reads the Bible and is a good Christian
Lindi St Clair

"I believe that is what changed my life.

"I remember the doctor looking at me and saying no, you are not dead you are alive."

At the same moment, she says, she had a feeling God was telling her she had got her life back and was asking her what she would do with it.

"I have lived a bad life," she said.

"I was vindictive and spiteful and I have been to prison.

Lindi St Clair in 1989
Lindi St Clair, pictured in 1989, was a well-known figure in the 1980s

"But now, it is the total opposite."

This week, Ms St Clair attended her first confirmation classes at her local church in Herefordshire.

In November, she will take Holy Communion, for the first time.

Now, she is looking for a "nice" companion.

"I would like a companion to live with and share my life with - someone who reads the Bible and is a good Christian," she said.

"I have always met rubbish people - now I'd like someone nice in my life."

Lindi St Clair was speaking to the BBC's My Story team



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