On behalf of the family of Herbert E. Meyer, we have some sad news to relate: On September 25, 2018, Herb was in a bicycle accident and sustained serious, life-threatening injuries to his head and body. His prognosis is very open-ended, and we ask for your thoughts and prayers for a meaningful recovery, which his medical team believes is possible. As of this writing, he’s stable. He’s in Seattle and receiving the best possible care.
We’re still gathering information about the accident. Though he left the house in clear weather, a heavy fogbank rolled in and may have played a role. If anyone has more information about the accident, please contact the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office at (360) 378-4151.
He was wearing his helmet at the time (as he always does), as well as bright clothing, and he does not speed downhill. We’re deeply grateful to him for being so safety-conscious because we know that, in terms of his actions, this was truly unpreventable.
Many of you know Herb from his writing and public speaking. If you think he’s impressive in those arenas, he’s even better as a husband, father, and friend.
We’ll post occasional public announcements as appropriate.
Some of you have asked if you can help. We’re in good shape for the moment, though we’re also learning to say “yes,” and have many of you to thank already. If you’re looking for something to do now: 1) Thoughts and prayers would be genuinely welcome; and 2) Please wear a helmet when cycling, not only to protect your head, but also the hearts of the people you love.
The Meyer Family
Friday Harbor, WA
October 8, 2018