I think there's something here for us as well as the cagers. Always expect the unexpected and cover that brake lever at possible intrusions. That car, no matter how stiffly sprung, is going to give an indication of direction either by slowing slightly or tipping the nose indicating a change of wheel direction. Further, riding in the right lane would have given each person a fraction more time to react and prevent a collision.
1974 Honda Z-50
1980 Honda XL-75
1985 Honda CB650 (The Red Dragon)
2005 Suzuki M-50 (https://www.bikepics.com/members/rootdude/06boulevardm50/)
2011 HD 1200XL Nightster
2015 Suzuki DL650A - Yay!