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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-25-2015, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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Hi folks,
I'm feeling the need to vent a bit. Hope y'all don't mind

So I was riding my 2 month old cross country with naught but 2500ish wonderful miles on it a little over a week ago. It was the last ride of the season and I was on my way home with the intent of winterizing it the following day. On the way I took an unfamiliar route to try and avoid heavy highway traffic and wound up on a downtown city street (not smart, I know). I was in a good riding state of mind though and paying attention to cross streets and traffic as I normally would. Next thing I know I'm on the hood of a car... My first thought was "did someone just pull out in front of me?" followed by some understanding that I had likely just been in an accident. The car (which I was still on top of) slowly rolled to a stop and I stood up. That's when I noticed the back pain and hobbled off the street to lean against a tree until the police came.

An ambulance trip and a few days in the hospital later I am in a back brace with a burst fracture in one vertebrae (plus some cuts and bruising). Fortunately I'm still walking and haven't sustained any nerve damage so far, so I'm very lucky on that account. I was wearing all my usual gear and the only piece that sustained damage was my jeans which were sliced through during the crash (no idea by what).

I learned afterwards from the police that the other driver said he didn't see me in his mirror and pulled out from a parked position on my side of the street wth the intention of making a u turn. I don't recall seeing any creeping car or turn signal, so he must have pulled out pretty darn quick. I always try to ride toward the center line just in case people pull out like that, but as he was making a u turn he covered the whole lane. To make matters worse he had no license and produced an insurance card for the car (not in his name) that was 2 years expired.

All in all I could have been a lot worse and I feel very fortunate for that. The bike is at the dealership getting an estimate for insurance. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures, but once j get some from the shop I'll post them up. Not sure about the prognosis, but I'm sure my local Vic mechanics will let me know.

Now to fight with my insurance about the medical bills... Always fun right?

Thanks for letting me rant.
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Glad you're not more seriously hurt Jasum! Hopefully the battle with insurance will be as painless as possible. It's amazing how snowed in cagers are these days. I hope you have a speedy recovery and will be back on 2 wheels soon!
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Thanks doobliss!

I should have mentioned, the back brace is only for 2-3 months. It's inconvenient, but better than bed rest! The doctor thinks I should be healed enough to do all my normal activities (including riding) in about 6 months, so I won't miss much of next year's riding season. That also gives me all winter to figure out the bike situation.


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Sorry to hear that Jason, man that sucks. Glad you are relatively ok and no permanent damage.
Bikes can be replaced, but it is still sad to see your new baby damaged.
Hard to believe that many people with no license or insurance are still on the road. Any news on what is going to happen to him?

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Here in MA cop cars have laser guns all over them that can read and run something like 300 registrations a minute . If your sticker is out of date and your within visible distance of the cop car , your busted . Same goes for unregistered , too many parking tickets , expired license , no insurance , you don't stand a chance of getting away with anything in this state . At least here if someone runs you over , they more then likely have insurance .

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Here in MA cop cars have laser guns all over them that can read and run something like 300 registrations a minute . If your sticker is out of date and your within visible distance of the cop car , your busted . Same goes for unregistered , too many parking tickets , expired license , no insurance , you don't stand a chance of getting away with anything in this state . At least here if someone runs you over , they more then likely have insurance .
Always wondered what those lasers on top were!!

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Sorry to hear that Jason, man that sucks. Glad you are relatively ok and no permanent damage.

Bikes can be replaced, but it is still sad to see your new baby damaged.

Hard to believe that many people with no license or insurance are still on the road. Any news on what is going to happen to him?

According to the police report he was only cited for driving without a license and driving without proof of insurance. I would guess he will get away with some fines and nothing else :-/


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JasumX, whauw .... Sad story, but you are so lucky to have no permanent body damage, 6 months is a long time mate, and hopefully no pain ....

Your health is the important part, please keep this thread going with info about your health and insurance, etc ??

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According to the police report he was only cited for driving without a license and driving without proof of insurance. I would guess he will get away with some fines and nothing else :-/


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Glad your ok back issues suck.. Bike can be replaced, but he should driving is not a right it's a privalage, he should loose it permanently

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