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Grateful thanks to lone crash helper
10:50am Tuesday 25th September 2012 in Letters
Sir.–Recently, on my way to work, at around 8.30am, I lost balance and fell off my motorbike at the Black Dam Roundabout as I went to head on to the roundabout itself.
My motorbike and I were lying on the road in the middle of the two lanes leading on to the roundabout, which was quite dangerous as it was getting busy on everyone’s way to work.
As I am only five foot tall, and my motorbike is a rather large sports bike, there is no way that I was going to be able to get this up off the floor on my own, allowing the traffic to carry on and getting myself out of any danger.
Every car decided to either stare at me (whilst I was still standing in the middle of the two lanes with a huge motorbike lying next to me) or drive around me. No one bothered to stop and offer their help which would have cleared the slight traffic I was now causing, except one very nice man.
He was aged late 30s to mid-40s, stopped his silver car, and offered to help. He got out of his car and picked up my motorbike for me, without hesitation, which I was extremely thankful for. I didn’t get a chance to stop and say thank you properly as he got back in his car after asking if I was okay and drove off.
So I would like to say a thank you to this kind man as he really went out of his way for me with this completely selfless act, and for that I am extremely grateful.
–Alice Newbold, Basingstoke.