Sheboygan Falls mayor glad to return to work after severe injuries in crash

CREATED Apr. 24, 2013

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SHEBOYGAN FALLS - Sheboygan Falls' mayor is telling his story about a tragic car crash he was involved in earlier this month.

Mayor Randy Meyer and his wife were both injured in the wreck.

The mayor says everyday has been a challenge for him and his wife after this accident.

On Monday, it was his first public appearance since being released from the hospital.

He said Monday was just emotional.

"Through this process I'm humbled and thankful for all the prayers," said Meyer.

With his wife Tammy and his service dog at his side, he talked about surviving the deadly crash.

"It was a bad car crash.  I didn't have to see it to know that," said Meyer.

The crash happened more than two weeks ago on State Highway 32 and County Highway J in Sheboygan Falls.

The driver of the other car ran a stop sign and t-boned their car.

"It was so fast.  There was no warning my wife remembers, just like a flash of red - the car pulled out in front of us."

They were rushed to the hospital.

The mayor had surgery and ended up in the hospital for 13 days.

"From the force of the accident, all the blood vessels ripped away from (a) section of (my) intestine, so the doctor successfully removed that," said the mayor.

He had surgery on one of his fingers.  He was bruised by his seat belt, but it was his lifesaver.

"Without the seat belt, I'd be dead."

He doesn't blame the other driver.

"We call them accidents, because that's what they are.  No one goes out with the intent of getting into a high speed car crash."

The mayor says he's glad to just get back to work.