What happens when a celeb causes an accident? For Ashton Kutcher, who hit a fan with his car on Tuesday, the turnout was unexpectedly expected. The teenager did not slap damage charges against the actor because the only thing he wanted was a photograph with the actor.
A 19-year-old Leo Marenghi told People that he was shocked in more ways than one when he was struck by a car as he rode his scooter through Los Angeles while on a school run to pick up the children he babysits. “I was picking them up from school and I was riding a scooter when Ashton was pulling out of Sunset Bronson Studios,” Marenghi said, describing Kutcher’s car as a black Tesla.
“I was on the floor and when I got up he was getting out of his car,” the teenager further explained. “He was really nice about it and acted concerned. He asked me if I was okay and I said, ‘Yeah, I’m fine. Can I get a picture with you?'” Marenghi said that Kutcher was “shocked” he only wanted a photograph but the teenager insisted that was all he wanted.
“I don’t intend to go after him [legally]. I feel like it was kind of my fault because I was on a scooter and it was hard to see me,” Marenghi said. “I just feel like that would be trashy.” A security guard who witnessed the incident took photos of him and the actor.
“I immediately called my sister and my mom. Luckily I took a photo with him otherwise they wouldn’t have believed me!” Marenghi shared. The following day, Marenghi said he “woke up feeling worse” than the day before but is “still alright.”
He shared photos of the encounter and his injury on Instagram, writing in the caption, “Got hit by a car today…
But it’s ok because it was by Ashton Kutcher.🤷🏻♂️