Motorcyclist Meets With Man Who Saved Him

By: Brittany Gunter
By: Brittany Gunter

WOWT 6 News had the only camera there as a motorcyclist who was stranded for two days met with the man who found him.

Bobby Meyers and his son walked into a rehab facility in Atlantic, Iowa. They were there to meet a stranger. A stranger who says he owes his life to Meyers.

Even with a broken leg Thomas Anderson was able to get up from his wheelchair and give Meyers a hug as he entered the room. He said, “Thank you very much.”

The two sat down to tell each other their side of the story. It was a couple weeks ago that Anderson said he was run off I-29 in Council Bluffs on his motorcycle. He was left stranded in a ditch badly injured. For two days he waited, but wasn’t able to move.

Then it just so happened that Meyers stopped on the interstate to check out a real estate sign. "I started looking around. I see your motorcycle there and I see you and you're waving like this," said Meyers.

Finally Anderson knew he had a chance. “I know when you showed up, look that was almost like the last hurrah."

Meyers called 911 and told Anderson help would be there soon. "When you told me you weren't going anywhere, I think I calmed down and I knew that I was okay,” said Anderson.

Meyers brought a Bible with him to give to Anderson because he believes there was something bigger at play here. “You have to be something special to God, because that’s what everyone says.”

Whether it was divine intervention or coincidence, these two strangers will now forever have a special bond and they are just happy they got the chance to meet.

Anderson is still recovering and said rehab has been a big help. They both plan to keep in touch, in fact Meyers offered Anderson some work.

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