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Got knocked off my motorbike today!

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by metbandit1, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. metbandit1

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 15, 2011

    Posts: 1,838

    Location: Midlands!

    Wooooooohooooooo.

    Yes thats right, riding through a 30 limit a 1/4mile from home and some lady decided to do a U turn and swipe me straight up.
    Im OK apart from bruised hip and dented pride.
    Motorcycle is pretty mashed with a scratched frame and lots of broken plastics.
    I have plenty of photos to upload for your guys and I also managed to catch the event on my gopro. Ill have to wait for the rozzers to return my SD card to me first before I upload the footage.

    Typical SMIDSY.

    Please remember to wear ATGATT.

    Be safe.

    :o

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    My lid:
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    Various parts of my smashed bike.
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    Close up of scratched frame:
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  2. growse

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,139

    Location: Ironing

    Yikes. Glad you're ok.

    Hopefully they admitted fault there and then. Who called the police?
     
  3. bloodiedathame

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 11, 2007

    Posts: 7,720

    Location: Surrey

    Ah that sucks dude, glad to hear you're ok, though the bike looks a bit messy...

    Did you edit any potential speed related incriminatory bits off the SD card btw? :D
     
  4. metbandit1

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 15, 2011

    Posts: 1,838

    Location: Midlands!

    She admitted full liability thank god.

    Didnt get a chance to edit the SD card but I asked they cop if he will be looking the whole way through the tape....to which he said I had nothing to worry about ;).

    She called an ambulance who called the rozzers.
    Got taken to the hospital for a check up, they said all's well and good and just to rest.

    Pub tonight it is then? :D
     
  5. JoeF1

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 12, 2012

    Posts: 3,923

    Location: West Yorkshire

    Ouch, glad nothing majorly harm came of it.

    Looking forward to the footage.
     
  6. Yaayuh!

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 19,908

    Well reminded. Must remember to get a GoPro when i get back on a motorbike.

    You're not hurt which is the main thing and it was her fault, standard U turn and U didn't look issue it seems.
     
  7. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 20,112

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    Glad to hear you're OK. Your gear and bike can be fixed/replaced. You cannot.
     
  8. gigeorge

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 9, 2009

    Posts: 1,281

    Location: The Shire

    Glad you're ok..
     
  9. Griffo

    Wise Guy

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    Posts: 2,084

    Location: Berkshire

    Glad you're OK met. I look forward to seeing the video.
     
  10. metbandit1

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 15, 2011

    Posts: 1,838

    Location: Midlands!

    So do I, I hope its spectacular!

    :D
     
  11. MADMAN69UK

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 26, 2005

    Posts: 875

    Location: Midlands

    Glad you're ok chief.
     
  12. bledd

    Don

    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 46,657

    Location: Parts Unknown

    Nods

    That's the main thing, what was her reaction after she'd knocked you off (ooh er misses)
     
  13. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 27,065

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    gopro can work against you though if it was your fault,it would help to convict you


    glad the op is ok though,been there many times when they just don't see you,been lucky enough to catch it in time
     
  14. Yaayuh!

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 19,908

    Well yes, but you wouldn't hand the GoPro to the police if you knew it was your fault would you? You'd only use it if you were sure it wasn't your fault.
     
  15. wazza300

    Caporegime

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    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    true but you know how nosey coppers are,if they spot it ect
     
  16. Draeger

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 4, 2004

    Posts: 12,828

    Location: Falkirk, Scotland

    Gutted for you m8, glad to hear you are ok - bike can be repaired. Fingers crossed you get a satisfactory resolution to it soon.
     
  17. apeksdiver

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 20, 2012

    Posts: 1,144

    Location: Romsey, Hampshire

    Ouch, glad you were not badly hurt.
     
  18. VoG

    Soldato

    Joined: Jan 20, 2004

    Posts: 5,736

    Location: Nottingham

    Sadly, doesn't mean a damn thing until she does so to her insurance company, until then, fingers crossed, because it's not unheard of for folks to admit liability at the scene, then promptly have second thoughts once they've sat down & thought it thru.

    No, do not go to the pub.

    You've been fetched off your bike, don't drink for 24hrs as it's also not unheard of for folk to suffer undiagnosed injuries, that promptly raise there head a day or 2 later, so don't mask any potential symptoms with alcohol for a day or so.

    Any way, that aside, damn glad your ok bud, bikes are repairable/replaceable, people?, not so much. tomorrow morning, your gonna feel about 90 years old, i foresee much groaning, cursing & swearing as you struggle out of bed. :D
     
  19. Linkex

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 4, 2011

    Posts: 1,065

    I think that in this situation, (Clearly at fault due to not looking around properly before moving) the at fault driver should be liable for all and any increases in the victims premium for as long as they accident is declarable (5 years?). And yes, that puts you on the hook for them buying a faster car, moving to a ****** area and general increases. Maybe that'll teach you to look where you are going...

    Yes, I know this isn't going to happen, and probably is hyper-unreasonable, but people not paying attention can easily kill a biker, and yet its treated like a minor accident when it happens. There needs to be some repercussions, even if the biker walks away.

    Edit - Sorry, forgot to say, glad you're ok OP :)
     
  20. metbandit1

    Wise Guy

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    Posts: 1,838

    Location: Midlands!

    Her reaction seemed really genuine, she was gutted and really sorry that she hit me.
    My reaction was slightly more colourful shall i say...

    Its not that she admitted liability to me, but also to the police, so one would assume that her doing it to the police means its open and shut?