Bicyclist Struck by Vehicle on Gibraltar
I was the cyclist injured Saturday, my name is Neil Myers.
The tally? In an accident that lasted perhaps 12 seconds:
- Broke 10 bones: Tibia, wrist, 6 ribs, nose in two places.
- 200 stiches to bind a host of lacerations on my head, forehead, nose, checks, legs, arms, chest and back.
I am slowly healing at Cottage. They are MIRACLE WORKERS ( 50 people so far). I love these people.
It will 6 months to get back to my racing shape, but that process starts after my leg operation for my broken tibia Wednesday.
Lessons: I will slow way down on my descents. I was in my lane, but I didn’t have time to avoid this gentleman. I will go slower so that in the future I have the ability to survive.
Let me say once more: I WAS LUCKY. There were fifty amazing people (including the pickup driver) who helped save me. I was so lucky they were on my side that evening. Words are not enough, I won’t forget this.
Traumatic Injury of a bicyclist struck by a vehicle in the 2900 Block of Gibraltar. Fire Department, Medics, Mutual aide City, County and Cal Star responding.