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Man seeks good Samaritans after crash

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A Greenwood man who crashed his motorcycle this month is looking for the motorists who stopped to help him.

On May 7, a car cut in front of Doug Walden during his morning commute to Indianapolis, edging him off the road and causing him to wreck, he said. Other drivers stopped to help, he said.

Walden was lying in the grass next to the Main Street on-ramp to northbound Interstate 65 in Greenwood, and two men walked up to check on him. Walden was able to get up and figured out he was just bruised and stiff, so the men helped him stand his bike back on its wheels, he said.

Walden put out a sign next to the on-ramp May 14, asking witnesses to give him a call. He wants the good Samaritans to help him back up his story of what happened for insurance reasons. He also wants another chance to say thank you.

“I’d love to get back in contact with them and thank them. It was certainly a welcome sight to see someone walk up to me to see if I was OK,” Walden said.

The bike was smashed, but Walden was only a few miles from home, so he was able to ride the motorcycle back to his house. Later police told him another motorist followed the other vehicle Walden said cut him off and found out who the driver was.

“The people who stopped and helped, especially this person who tracked down this lady, kind of restores your faith in humanity a bit. There are still good people out there,” Walden said.

The other driver called police and said she didn’t know what happened but didn’t think she caused a crash, Greenwood Police assistant chief Matt Fillenwarth said. Police are not doing an accident report on the incident. In a case when vehicles don’t collide, it’s difficult to say who is to blame, Fillenwarth said.

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