"He was on a mission–this was the morning he was going to thank the firefighters who saved his life," Shapiro continues, explaining that it was her husband who became trapped under a garbage truck after he was struck while cycling in Katama last month.
The Shapiros also had the chance to learn more about the accident from first responders who were at the scene, she writes.
Because of weather conditions the day of the collision, Shapiro's husband had to be taken by ambulance to Mass. General on the ferry rather than by Medflight, according to the Vineyard Gazette.
He is still suffering from bruises, headaches and other effects of the crash, Shapiro writes, healing at a "snail’s pace" from a broken arm and other bones, with plates in his arms and face.