Mine was a long time ago. Let's here the details of yours. Current news is better than stale old history.
Did she hit you or just run you off the road? A little swipe with the car perhaps? Either one sucks. If you're talking about getting run off the road, that happens on average to me, about 1 or 2 times per week when I ride a lot. Sorry to hear you got slapped around, glad to hear you're OK. The bike, well... Make sure you get a good write up on the insurance claim.SDizzle said:I got run off the road about an hour ago by an angry young woman. As soon as they find her - by this afternoon, I'm guessing; they already found her parents - she's going to be arrested and charged with wreckless endangerment. I have a bunch of road rash, and my five-week-old Dean is in pretty sorry shape - a really big deal for a collegiate racer who spent his last on a very nice bike! - but I'm OK, and thankful for it. I have no idea what the outcome will be, and am interested to find out. But I'll bet the wheels of justice turn slowly...
What's your story?
I was just riding along when...just kidding.Mel Erickson said:Current news is better than stale old history.
If she actually made contact with you enough to knock you off, there should be evidence of the impact on her paintwork. This would be good support for your account of the incident.SDizzle said:<snip>She pulled just ahead of me, swerved a bit - they way people do when they're trying to fake you out - and did it a few more times, and then did it for real - three or four feet sideways, so that she hit me with her rear quarter panel. I lost control pretty much immediately and drifted on my butt-ocks across the concrete shoulder. I had my head up getting her plate number as I hit the ground. (I'm especially proud of that!)
There is, and it has been recorded. (She has been caught/found.) But it is just my word against hers, unfortunately, and I've already run into what a struggle this might be. The cop came back to re-check my story, because not only is there the marking at the back of her vehicle where her car hit me, but there's a nice, fat handprint where I hit her driver's side window after she swerved at me the first time. Needless to say, that's not exactly evidence in my favor, and I left it out of my first report because it was the part of which I was least proud.Seamus said:If she actually made contact with you enough to knock you off, there should be evidence of the impact on her paintwork. This would be good support for your account of the incident.
Juanmoretime said:In 1975 and 1977. In 75 I was hit by a driver in the city of Chicago that decided not to stop for a stop sign. I graduated from high school in a hospital bed from the accident. He was a high school studne who's father was a diplomat. Interestingly enough the police record disappear without a trace.
1977 was when a guy exited his car without looking. I didn't even have time to grab the brakes and both myself and the bike went over the door and bounced down the street for about three car lengths. I just suffered a spained wrist and quite a bit of road rash.
No, she really did hit me. There's a big mark on the rear 3/4 of her car, apparently. I'm convinced she knew what she was doing. Still, I've heard no more news.Argentius said:Your report is a little confusing -- did she RUN you off the road -- as in, you swerved into the ditch to avoid collision -- or did she HIT you and THAT caused you to fall?
At the same time, she left the scene of an accident, didn't stop to see whether you were seriously injured, and didn't even call the cops to report it. That is evidence to support your assertion that she was not behaving responsibly.SDizzle said:There is, and it has been recorded. (She has been caught/found.) But it is just my word against hers, unfortunately, and I've already run into what a struggle this might be.