Disaster ! ! ! !

moondogD

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well finally done getting all the kinks worked out of my bike, or at least well enough to finally get it to work....lots of carb issues , least of my worrys now. During lunch decided to go out for a ride to get some lunch and on the way back got into an accident when a lady pulled right in front of me into driveway of shopping complex i was going about 15-20 and had to drop my bike instead of going over back of car. ended up in emergency room via ambulance , yeah there was a big ol' to do with ambulance, fire and chp on scene. thankfully there were nice people to help and persuaded me to go to the hospital where i found out i had a broken hand. my bike is done , barely had 150 miles on it. bent rims, bent crank,broken throttle, torn seat, brakes all seezed, scratched tank with dent and who knows what else, havent checked engine . i didn't even get pics before accident so after pics are after accident. oh yeah it hurts , alot , if i can put x rays up i will ...... could have been worse just ten more feet.
 

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imperfectionst

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Ouch! I feel for ya man. I've had people pull right in front of me while riding my motorbike. People just don't see you unless you're driving a car. Sue her for a new bike!
 
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JE

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Glad nothing serius happened to you.Thats why I where a DOT approved Helmet and Motorcycle Jacket with Armor in it when I ride my whizzer.
 
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Large Filipino

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It totally looks fixable. Maybe you can get some Wheelman wheels after you get that bike check.
I would totally sue. Especially with your hand.
Can you work like that?
Can you ride your bike to work?
Get a lawyer.
Or collect your bills and estimates and go to small claims.
Nice ain't good enough.
Sorry but this is a fact of life.
 

motman812

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I hope you recover from your injuries soon. Glad it wasn't worse.
I think a major problem with the MBs safety is that other motorists don't think we're going as fast was we are and try to turn in front of us, apparently thinking that it will take us longer to get to them than it really does.
That's why I always wear my DOT helmet (Bell Bandito from Wal-Mart for $45) and am extra careful whenever I see an old lady with blue hair in an old Cadillac fixing to turn or pull out in front of me.
 

sjackson

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ouch! that sucks! I've been there too man, on my pedal-powered bike. I've had people make right turns in front of me, pull out of driveways, all sorts of stuff. I got doored once and flipped over the bars. I can't imagine how bad that would have been if I was on a MB. I hope she stuck around to see what she did. Did you get her information? Were the cops there to file a report?

It just comes down to anticipating every bonehead move these cagers make, being as visible as possible and taking as much of the lane as you feel comfortable with. I try not to hug the curb and usually ride in a wheel groove.
 

GasKicker

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I rode motorcycles for 20 years. I don't own one now, but I learned then to EXPECT people to do crazy stuff like that. I had many stitches and broken bones caused by other drivers.
Every intersection and every side street I expect someone to do something crazy. And they don't let me down. It's just a way of thinking. I use my brakes a lot and I'm still alive.
I hope you'll be motorin' again soon.
 

JohnnyLoves

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Sorry about your injuries man, but glad you went to the hospital.

I also agree with large, collect your bills and go to small claims.

John
 
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sabrewalt

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Ouch!!

That looks bad. If she was in the wrong, get a good lawyer. I always make eye contact with a driver that is stopped at a crossing street. If I can't see recognition in his/her eyes, I slow down till they see me or I don't cross in front. . Hang in there. Sorry that happened.
 
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