June 20, 2018
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Grateful Down East mom searching for couple who helped her son after accident

By Tom Walsh, BDN Staff

PRINCETON, Maine — The grateful mother of an Indian Township teenager involved in a one-car accident Monday night on the South Princeton Road is eager to find — and to thank — two people who stopped at the accident scene and drove her dazed son home.

Janet Neptune said her son, Cordell Hold, 16, was returning home at 11 p.m. from a basketball game Monday in Bangor when three deer jumped onto the roadway in front of the 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix he was driving. In swerving to avoid the deer, Hold put the car in the ditch.

“Someone drove by and saw the lights of the car in the ditch and turned around and came back,” Neptune said Wednesday.

Neptune said her son had some glass shards embedded in his leg, but otherwise was uninjured, which, given the fact his car was totaled, struck her as a “miracle.”

Hold said Wednesday that a woman in her 20s with brown hair was driving and her male passenger, also in his 20s, told them they were from Machias. Hold said the male passenger had a piercing in his left ear.

“He was too much in shock to get their names,” Neptune said. “It’s amazing they would do that for him, especially in this day and age. I really would like to find out who they are so I can thank them for what they did.”

The accident was investigated by Maine State Police Trooper Chad Lindsey, who interviewed Hold at his home at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Lindsey said Wednesday that skid marks on the road and shoulder were consistent with avoiding deer in the road. “He was very lucky to have walked away unscathed,” Lindsey said.

Anyone with information about the accident, which happened about five miles northeast of Route 9, should contact the Indian Township Police Department at 796-5296.

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