Man in motorcycle accident dies from injuries

A man riding a motorcycle has died from injuries he suffered in an accident on State Road 135 this week, police said.

The man’s name has not been released.

Greenwood assistant police chief Matt Fillenwarth said the man died at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital.

The accident happened around 5 p.m. Tuesday at State Road 135 and Main Street and precipitated the closed parts of Main Street and State Road 135 for about two hours.

Greenwood police still are investigating the accident, which involved the motorcycle and one other vehicle, Fillenwarth said. They have not released details on what caused the accident and what injuries the motorcyclist suffered.

When the car and the motorcycle struck one another, Dakota Paddack, who was riding in the other vehicle, and his friend immediately ran to the man and called 911, Paddack said. Paddack, 21, of Indianapolis, and his friend were not injured, he said.

The man was thrown from the motorcycle, Paddack said.

Emergency workers have said the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

“You hear about stuff like that, but I have honestly never witnessed something like it in my life. It was not looking good. I was scared and praying for that man,” Paddack said.

The man’s injuries were so severe that emergency workers decided against calling a medical helicopter and instead rushed the man to the hospital in an ambulance so they wouldn’t waste any time waiting on the helicopter.

Corey Elliot is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at or 317-736-2719.