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post #1 of 33 Old 11-16-2017, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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Done got hit by a car

So I'm leaving my office last night at 5-ish, north exit, turn right, need to turn left at the next intersection so shoulder-check, left signal on, start moving over, and then

BANG!!!

I roll down the street a bit, come to rest sitting up, see the bike ahead of me, lying on its side on the sidewalk but still running. Hadn't quite processed what had happened, but then behind me I hear and see a kid coming out of a Honda Accord that's gotta be a decade older than he is: "OMG, I can't believe I did that! I'm so sorry! I didn't see you! Are you OK?"

ATGATT, folks. I have a small scrape on my right wrist. My left forearm is scraped near the elbow, and heavily bruised and swelling. A rib or two on my right side is bruised, but I'm quite sure it's not cracked (I've had both before, I'm pretty sure this isn't cracked). My 9-year-old overpants that were already somewhat beat up look a bit like someone took a cheese grater to them, so I'll be looking for replacements on Black Friday. Cheap Chinese plastic top box is toast, metal Happy Trail pannier on the left is dented and the bar holding it on is bent, but aside from that, that's it. Bike seems to run fine, I rode it 5 miles home on surface streets (avoided the freeway) and seems great.

I guess if I had to have an accident with a cage, this was probably about as "gentle" as it could be. Phew!

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post #2 of 33 Old 11-16-2017, 07:08 PM
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Glad you're O.K. Insurance good?
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Wow...glad you're ok!
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So I'm leaving my office last night at 5-ish, north exit, turn right, need to turn left at the next intersection so shoulder-check, left signal on, start moving over, and then



BANG!!!



I roll down the street a bit, come to rest sitting up, see the bike ahead of me, lying on its side on the sidewalk but still running. Hadn't quite processed what had happened, but then behind me I hear and see a kid coming out of a Honda Accord that's gotta be a decade older than he is: "OMG, I can't believe I did that! I'm so sorry! I didn't see you! Are you OK?"



ATGATT, folks. I have a small scrape on my right wrist. My left forearm is scraped near the elbow, and heavily bruised and swelling. A rib or two on my right side is bruised, but I'm quite sure it's not cracked (I've had both before, I'm pretty sure this isn't cracked). My 9-year-old overpants that were already somewhat beat up look a bit like someone took a cheese grater to them, so I'll be looking for replacements on Black Friday. Cheap Chinese plastic top box is toast, metal Happy Trail pannier on the left is dented and the bar holding it on is bent, but aside from that, that's it. Bike seems to run fine, I rode it 5 miles home on surface streets (avoided the freeway) and seems great.



I guess if I had to have an accident with a cage, this was probably about as "gentle" as it could be. Phew!



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Glad you're o.k. From what angle did he hit you?
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post #6 of 33 Old 11-16-2017, 08:53 PM
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I'm thankful you're ok!
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Great to hear about the collisions that we walk away from. Glad you're OK.
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post #8 of 33 Old 11-16-2017, 09:37 PM
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Thanks for sharing and all the best to you! Hopefully no lasting injury damage.

I take it you wore your yellow west and even that did not prevent it.

What gear do you have? Given the amount of damage I would recommend to look for a used Roadcrafter one piece suit (ebay). Tough as nails, not cheap but very practical for commuting, at least in moderate climate.
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Sorry to hear about your accident but nice to see you posting about as opposed to the alternative.

Hope you heal up quickly. Should I venture to say that kid was texting and driving???
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post #10 of 33 Old 11-16-2017, 10:07 PM
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I bet your "done" getting hit by a car too! Glad you're okay and here to tell us the story!
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