Mangled by the Machine...
Whilst riding home earlier, filtering through the q traffic, I was knocked down by a car turning into a petrol station across my lane, moving in the opposite direction. I was within my lane and the fuckers started their turn, as I saw them and tried to slow and turn to the left, but they went into the lane, turning right, a couple of feet or so beyond the centre line, knocking me down. All happened so quick. The first thing I did was crawl to my feet and start roaring and snarling, with a long line of traffic banked up...A lady and chap got out their cars to see if I was okay, as I hobbled to my feet and was probably a bit dazed, certainly shaken, but thankfully had my Dririder Adventure jacket on so was just a bit banged up by hitting the road with the bike on me and the shock.
The driver and his chum were immediately saying it was all my fault, the bike laying on the road, and the two who saw it, who had got out their cars, were explaining NO, it was his right of way, you turned across the lane...
We wheeled the bike into the petrol station, and I was dazed, and waved away the lady trying to offer her details, but had taken some quick photos of the car stationary and a couple of feet into its turn across the yellow line down the middle of the road, before they moved it.
The bar end left mirror was snapped off, paint on the front right fork where we had collided (which is blue but the car was red!?), and it took some ranting, then me suggesting they must pay for the mirror, at least...couldnt start the thing, with a push even, fuel blockage or air in there, and the drivers mate who was trying to help, got me to open the tank and cupped his mouth over it and blew...tried again and it started up.
I got their registration in the photos, and he gave me his phone number. And I will ask them to pay for the mirror and a new helmet.
Should I also get the forks checked and elsewhere by my mechanic?
I had probably slowed to about 15-25km/h when we collided. And thankfully he had moved into the lane slowly. Had seen me at the last second and was not moving with much momentum as was stationary beforehand and probably more of a clip, as well as my evasive action to throw the bike left before impact.
They kept saying it was my fault. Well the driver did, his mate seemed just eager to help and solve the issue.
Poor 919 eh!
I think I have to report it to the copshop, as damage was taken in a road traffic accident, and will head there tomorrow. A shame I was too dazed and confused to follow through with the lady's offer of taking her details as a witness, but the driver who hit me assumed when I was speaking to her and had my phone in hand that I had her details as a witness.