East Providence man searching for ‘mystery angel’ who saved his life

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EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Riverside man is searching for his “angel” who he says saved his life following a serious crash.

John Crimmins was driving home from his job in North Smithfield last Tuesday when all of the sudden he said he started to not feel well.

“I remember coughing and I ended up blacking out,” Crimmins said. “I tried to pull over, but it didn’t happen. That’s all I remember.”

The Rhode Island State Police said crews responded to I-195 East near the Broadway Exit that day, where they say Crimmins lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a jersey barrier in the left breakdown lane.

Crimmins said when he regained consciousness, a Good Samaritan was by his side.

“I woke up and she was on top of me giving me CPR… just trying to bring me back,” Crimmins said.

The woman stayed with Crimmins until an ambulance arrived.

“Once I stood up, I remember looking down at her, saying ‘Thank you so much,'” Crimmins said. “If it wasn’t for her, I’d probably be dead.”

Now Crimmins and his wife, Ana, are searching for the mystery woman who he believes helped save his life.

“She was his angel that day, she really was,” Ana said. “It takes a special type of person to do something like that. She didn’t know him… she could have just kept driving, which most people do.”

“I just want to say thank you, and I want to meet her,” Crimmins added.

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