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    Default My collision free streak has ended.

    For those of you who haven't seen my strava, this is what happened yesterday afternoon:

    I was riding home, had just left the office, riding WB in the bike lane on Eye SE, crossing NJ Avenue. Eye and NJ SE is a bad intersection, especially on a nice evening - cars, peds, riders in every direction in large numbers, turns, and no traffic signals. I tried to ride alongside a WB car to get a gap through the mess, but of course I couldn't quite keep up. SB SUV, waited till the car was past then proceeded and hit me (on the right side, of course) I went down. He was apologetic, gave me insurance info. I was in a hurry to an evening event, so did not call police, etc. I felt okay. Mostly minor road rash on the leg, arm, hand. Later noticed a scrape on my right ankle, which maybe was from the SUV, not the road? Got the chain back on, and rode off. As I headed WB on Eye SW I noticed it was getting much harder to pedal, brake was stuck, etc, and I realized I had to bag it, so took the bike to DistrictHardware/Velocafe. They took a look, and gave me an estimate.

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    Very glad to hear you were not seriously injured; sorry the streak had to come to an end

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    I'm glad your injuries appear to be minor.

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    Hope you're better soon. Call their insurance just to notify them that you're likely to make a claim.

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    Ken, sorry to hear about your crash. I hope your scrapes heal quickly and that you get your bike back soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordofthemark View Post
    I felt okay.
    Sorry to hear that this happened to you, and I hope you're still feeling all right. The day after can sometimes be more painful. I hope you and your bike are back in tip-top shape soon.

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    Tough call with needing to get somewhere (but you ended up being delayed by the broken bike anyway.) I believe a lot of motorists get off scot-free when we don't call the police in instances like this. "SMIDSY; let my insurance take care of it. I'll have forgotten all about it by the time I get home."

    Although who knows if the police would even ticket the driver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Tough call with needing to get somewhere (but you ended up being delayed by the broken bike anyway.) I believe a lot of motorists get off scot-free when we don't call the police in instances like this. "SMIDSY; let my insurance take care of it. I'll have forgotten all about it by the time I get home."

    Although who knows if the police would even ticket the driver?
    I'll save someone the trip to Google: "Sorry mate I didn't see you"

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    Getting hit sucks. Hope you and your bike make a full recovery!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Tough call with needing to get somewhere (but you ended up being delayed by the broken bike anyway.) I believe a lot of motorists get off scot-free when we don't call the police in instances like this. "SMIDSY; let my insurance take care of it. I'll have forgotten all about it by the time I get home."
    I agree. Please report it. Probably won't help with a ticket, but it will put the information in "the system" so that the powers that be know that intersection needs attention.

    Glad it wasn't worse!

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