Ophir woman wants to thank ‘guardian angels’

Man stopped after swerving to miss half of body in street
By: Journal Staff
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AUBURN CA - Two days before Thanksgiving an Ophir woman wants to give out her thanks early.

Sherry Moore Ruth was walking out to the end of her parent’s driveway Monday to move her dog’s toy when she fell over and hit her head on the concrete. The next thing she remembers was her dog Tiny licking her face and a man gently shaking her and asking her what happened. She couldn’t answer and didn’t know how long she had been on the ground.

Moore, who is 6 feet 1 inch tall, learned half her body had ended up in the street and the other half in the driveway. The man said he swerved to miss her. He pulled over and stopped to help. A woman also saw Moore on the ground and stopped to assist.

Eventually they helped her inside her parent’s house and both left.  The incident took place at about 2 p.m. Monday and Moore said she was recovering without medical help.

On Tuesday, bruised, sore and with a “huge goose egg” on her head, Moore started making calls to try and find her “guardian angels.”

Moore said she doesn’t remember much about either the man or the woman so she is asking for any help in finding them. Anyone with information can call Moore at (530) 885-4665 or (916) 410-7681.

“I’d like to find these two people and say thank you,” Moore said. “I’m lucky to be alive. If it wasn’t for them I don’t know how long I would have been out there and I might have been run over.”

 ~ Jenifer Gee and Journal Staff