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Old 04-04-2012, 07:28 PM   #1
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Hit by a cager on my way home

Heading home on my 2006 BMW R1200GS on Monday, the 2nd of April. Going about 40MPH, Lady in a black Cadillac suddenly decided to take a left turn right in front of me. She was to my right at a stop sign on a road that runs perpendicular to the one I was on. Had maybe half a second to process because traffic had hid her as she began to jump out. Hit and pretty much destroyed her front end and I went flying.

Landed on my back about 20 feet from the accident and sustained no major injuries. Took the ambulance ride because I wanted to be sure I was ok aside from the bruising and I checked out alright. The GS is totalled, dealer says parts will be $14,000 alone not including aftermarket bits.

I'll put up pics from the accident scene when I can get the insurance company to send them. Haven't received a settlement from them either. Her insurance agent is USAA.



















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I loved that bike. In the market for a 1200GSA btw.

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Old 04-04-2012, 07:30 PM   #2
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Ugliest injury I sustained. I was very lucky.

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Old 04-04-2012, 07:38 PM   #3
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Wow, glad to hear you came out of it OK. Hope her insurance does right by you.

I got rear ended at a stop sign years ago. Hard enough to bend the frame on the bike. I never touched the ground. Just had a small bruise on the back of my leg. Guess we're the lucky ones!
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:39 PM   #4
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Sorry to see the GS beat up like that, but looks like you got off pretty lucky. I wonder if her insurance premiums will go up after they buy you a GSA?
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:50 PM   #5
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Glad you're OK.

From my experience USAA is a very fair insurance company.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:53 PM   #6
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You should count your blessings that she wasn't driving a lawnmower for the City of Los Angeles!
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:55 PM   #7
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Sorry about the bike man. I am surprised that you weren't seriously hurt. The bike looks worse in person. Glad you made it out ok. I hope her insurance cuts you a check soon so you can get backout on the road.

FYI that 14,000 was only in BMW parts. No labor or aftermarket stuff. The gs took a beating. But on the plus side it still runs. Must say something about the sw motech guards eh.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:10 PM   #8
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Sorry to hear, but amazing no serious injury after seeing the damage to the metal on the bike. What kind of gear were you wearing? Sounds like the manufacturer needs a shout out.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:11 PM   #9
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Please keep us informed on the contents of the police report, how both insurance companies treat you, and anything else that might be helpful to the next rider in a similar circumstance.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:59 PM   #10
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Wow, sorry to hear about that Kurlee! Glad you're okay. I've nearly had that accident before too, which makes it interesting to read posts online by guys saying 99% of all motorcycle accidents are avoidable if the rider were more alert. They haven't seen the Lowcountry drivers!
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:31 AM   #11
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What could you have done differently to avoid this crash?
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:59 AM   #12
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Pissed What?

What could HE have done? WTF? SHE ran into HIM! Opening HER EYES would have done the trick. Is she your mother?
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:05 AM   #13
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It's a fair question, New Yawk, even if Kurlee's answer is "Functionally, nothing."
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:36 AM   #14
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What could you have done differently to avoid this crash?

Stayed home that day?
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:44 AM   #15
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You are lucky and tough...........heal fast.
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