After many (many) safe years of accident free riding my number finally came up. Last week I was riding home down a country lane about 9:30 at night. I stopped at a stop sign and waited for a car to pass by so I could pull out and wham; next thing I knew I was laying under a dead Wee. I never saw or heard the approaching car. My nice Wee strom, with flashing LED brake lights, me with a bright yellow helmet and reflective yellow jacket, and she "thought" I had pulled out. She was looking at the passing car and decided to pull forward, thinking I had gone ahead. I was furious, how stupid and inattentive can you get. I was told "don't get mad". So what am I supposed to "get". The outcome was that I was OK, just a bruised knee where the frame hit me. My crash guards saved the bike, no damage from the fall. The fender was hit and the tire actually absorbed the total impact. No damage. I've ridden over 100 miles and its fine. The unfortunate thing is that I no longer feel safe, even with all my gear and the precautions I take. I consider this a cheap lesson. While there wasn't much I could have done to prevent this one, it tells me that there is always a chance for improvement.