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Just thought I'd share my news that monday morning around 7.30am I was filtering throight traffic wjen a van pulled out and hit me off my poor tw125. Bikes not all that bad but my body is a mess!

Badly damaged my leg and foot, shoulder and neck not good either. Just wanted to say to everyone that even the best riders cant avoid car/van drivers who dont think about us on 2 wheels. Look out for yourselfs and be safe :)

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Thanks mate. I must admit im sick of being sat on the couch! My first off and it was a scary experience that I wouldn't wish on anybody. Bike gets picked up on Saturday by my insurance to be accessed. Seems the tank, foot rest, gear change, mirrors, handlebars and levers are the most of it so hoping its not the end of the poor thing. I love the thing so I'd be gutted if they say its a goner. I'm getting a hire bike in return and the other driver should accept liability so fingers crossed it all gets done.

One thing I will say is that morphine is some great stuff ;)

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They may get me tomorrow, but I've tried to remember advice I heard maybe 50 years ago. Pretend, I mean really really pretend, that both you and your bike are invisible. In truth, we actually are invisible to some drivers. They are looking for cars and they often look right past and don't see a motorcycle.

Now how dangerous do you think it would be if we really really were invisible? When they are looking straight at you waiting to pull out, even when it seems they are almost making eye contact, they may not see you and pull out. Assume they DON'T see and that they WILL pull out each and every time.

That approach has saved me more than once. But yeah, sometimes there's just nothing that can be done to avoid a collision.
 

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Yep reality straight head on... ouch. Best wishes for a speedy recovery - for you both.
 

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Thanks everyone for the kind messages. Just had the doctor out and need to go back in for some more xrays :( recovery time 3 to 5 weeks so going to be a long time before I get back on the bike.

Thanks again

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My prayers to you for a fast and complete recovery! Watching the drivers for where they are looking is the biggest help. It is why I have an almost one man campaign against tinted windows on vehicles. The local law enforcement gets tired of me asking for tickets to those people with the dark windows.
Mel
 
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