Husband of woman hit by truck thanks community for support, prayers
CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) – The husband of a pedestrian hit by a truck in Cranston, last week, thanked the community for their support and prayers on Monday.
“At this point, we are definitely hoping for the best. It’s an unfortunate, extremely terrible situation to be in,” Anthony Adagboyi said.
His wife, Natacha Legein, was transported to the hospital with serious injuries after a suspected road rage incident involving 19-year-old Jacob Gardner, of Warwick, and George Rodriguez, 30, of Providence last Monday evening.
Police said two vehicles were traveling southbound on Broad Street at a high rate of speed, when a curve in the road caused Rodriguez to strike a third car that was pulling out onto the roadway. Gardner attempted to break and as his car slid sideways, he lost control, struck the curb, and rolled over before hitting a pedestrian, according to a statement from Colonel Michael Winquist, Chief of the Cranston Police Department.
Adagboyi and Legein, the owners of Crepe Corner in Providence, were just hours away from opening a second location in Cranston. They were putting the finishing touches on the store, when Legein was involved in the accident several blocks down the street.
Adagboyi told ABC 6 News that he did not plan on opening the second location until Legein was out of the hospital.
“We’re praying for the best and we have a lot of people who have reached out to us, and prayed for us, and sent their positive thoughts to us, and I just want to, obviously, appreciate that very much; and that’s what you need in a time like this,” Adagboyi said.
Following the incident, Adagboyi said his three children were left asking for their mother.
“My wife was extremely hands on as a mom; in spite of the fact that she had a very busy, extremely busy schedule. She still found all the time in the world for the kids, so they’re missing that,” Adagboyi said.
He described her absence as a void in their home.
“She’s a phenomenal cook, phenomenal mother, a great person in the community; basically, the rock of my house.”
As of Monday, with Legein still in the hospital, the family’s medical bills continued to mount, and so Adagboyi created a GoFundMe campaign.