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Default 2011 Vegas 8 Ball down and out

On the afternoon of April 17th, I went for a half hour ride and didn't get home until 10 days later.

An oncoming car decided to make a left turn with me in the way and the picture shows the results of that.

I was out immediately but I think I landed on the hood and bounced to the road. I was wearing all my gear. Helmet, boots, gloves, armored denim jacket and pants, so all I got was two broken wrists and a broken foot. No other scrapes or cuts. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be here now if I wasn't wearing my gear.

Progressive totaled the bike and I can't say enough good about this company.

They gave me a check for the retail value of the 2011 Vegas, 8 Ball, stock bike.

They gave me a check for the retail value of all the things I added aftermarket (like exhaust, backrest, etc.) plus the 6% PA sales tax.

And they gave me a check for replacement value of all my destroyed riding gear; i.e., armored jacket, my new HJC helmet, boots, etc. and the sales tax.

I'm hoping that in eight weeks I'll be healed and riding my Cross Country.


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Sorry to hear about the accident, but glad it wasn't worse. An old fella tried to take me out the same way last Sun afternoon, but speeds were slow enough I was able to swing around his passenger side. He was kind enough to shrug though.

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Did the person that turned infront of you atleast visit you in the hospital and appologize for their stupidity?
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On the afternoon of April 17th, I went for a half hour ride and didn't get home until 10 days later.

An oncoming car decided to make a left turn with me in the way and the picture shows the results of that.

I was out immediately but I think I landed on the hood and bounced to the road. I was wearing all my gear. Helmet, boots, gloves, armored denim jacket and pants, so all I got was two broken wrists and a broken foot. No other scrapes or cuts. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be here now if I wasn't wearing my gear.

Progressive totaled the bike and I can't say enough good about this company.

They gave me a check for the retail value of the 2011 Vegas, 8 Ball, stock bike.

They gave me a check for the retail value of all the things I added aftermarket (like exhaust, backrest, etc.) plus the 6% PA sales tax.

And they gave me a check for replacement value of all my destroyed riding gear; i.e., armored jacket, my new HJC helmet, boots, etc. and the sales tax.

I'm hoping that in eight weeks I'll be healed and riding my Cross Country.
Sorry to hear about your accident, and am very glad to hear you've made it alive. Wishing you quick healing. Also, good feedback on Progressive. Glad to hear Flo kept her end of the bargain.

P.S.: I moved your post as it deserves its own thread.

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Im glad youll be able to ride again. Get well soon

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I was out immediately but I think I landed on the hood and bounced to the road. I was wearing all my gear. Helmet, boots, gloves, armored denim jacket and pants, so all I got was two broken wrists and a broken foot.
Your post is a testament to intelligence. Heal well and sue the dumb bastard for everything he's ever acquired.




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Damn that's some crazy stuff. Glad you are ok.

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No one apologizes anymore or visits. That would be taking responsibility for hurting someone. Lawyers won't let that happen


Glad to hear your mending. Very well written get well soon

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Heal quickly, get back in the saddle, and be glad the insurance company didn't add insult to injury!

Flo was good to me too, they paid over $11k to fix my XR last year plus gave me a check to cover gear that was more dusty than damaged.

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Sorry to hear....but very glad you'll be riding again... could've been worse.

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