Looking for Larry; Providence woman searching for man who helped her after freak accident
The victim only knows that his first name is Larry.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A Providence woman is searching for a man that she says came to her aid after a freak accident in which she was run over by her own car Monday afternoon.
The victim, Ashlee Choquette, only knows that his first name is Larry.
It happened on Jenkins Street in Providence on the backside of Providence Bagel.
Choquette says she had just brought her kids home from school Monday.
She parked in her driveway and started shuffling them into her home, and realized she’d left her house keys in the car.
When she went to retrieve them is when things took a turn for the worst.
“I went back into the car to get the keys and it started to roll,” said Choquette.
Choquette began running with the car as it rolled backward down the hill of her driveway.
She tried to get away from the vehicle, but says the momentum was too much.
“I tripped and the door took me under,” recalled Choquette. “The whole time I was running with it, it was like, ‘Is this it?'”
Her children watched in horror as the car ran her over and crashed into the telephone pole at the end of their driveway.
She says she doesn’t know how it happened, but the car was more than 20-years-old. It’s also now totaled.
“So I was just laying there, I couldn’t really talk, my daughter was screaming for help,” said Choquette. “This guy came up to me and he said “It’s okay baby, just look at me.”
He told her his name was Larry, and complimented her Cubs tattoo on her arm.
He then instructed someone nearby to call 9-1-1, and called her father from her phone to tell him what happened.
She says he stayed with her to hold her hand until the paramedics came.
“In awe, I looked at him and I said, ‘Larry is my dad’s name. And today was my grandmother’s birthday and I got this [Cubs] tattoo for her a year ago.”
Choquette believes her grandmother had been looking out for her.
“I just want to thank him because, it was like an angel,” she said. “I really would like to just find him and hug him.”
Choquette has a broken shoulder, damaged discs in her back, and road burn on her body. She will need surgery on her shoulder next week.
She says Larry is a skinny, black man with some scruff on his face.
If you think you know who this is, you can contact Choquette at firstname.lastname@example.org.