A different kind of "Left-Turner" took me down today...

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by Wudscrasher, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. atpalmer

    atpalmer Broken

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    I was taken down by a left -turner in the same direction. 1&1/2 years later I'm still in therapy and not walking right. That would be great if you could get a fair payment without going through insurance. As long as you are uninjured.
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  2. tlartist

    tlartist Adventurer

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    I had a similar thing happen to me. Luckily I was able to keep the bike up. The guy basically lied saying I had hit him. Luckily a trucker saw the whole thing and set the cops straight.
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  3. Trotski

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    Melbourne, Victoria AUSTRALIA.

    we drive on the left (like the English) in Melbourne they do a "hook turn" on a few streets in the CBD to avoid getting in the way of the Trams (light rail)
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  4. Jayrod1318

    Jayrod1318 Poster

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    Nothing quite like a street you have to look for a train before switching lanes....
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  5. Tha Rick

    Tha Rick Shake and bake!

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    Damn wud's..glad yer O.K.

    :huh
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  6. Wudscrasher

    Wudscrasher Stand-Up Philosopher

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    Thanks, Rick. Glad I'm OK, too. Went to the Doc due to occasional 'pins-n-needles' shooting up the left side of my left leg (leg the bike fell on). X-rays showed nothing, so just nerve damage that will eventually heal. It took a few days, but now the right fork is leaking oil, probably blew the seal under sudden braking. I've been swamped at work, so I have forgotten to call and check on his insurance for a few days. Last I heard, they couldn't get ahold of him. Damnit...I wanna ride! :clap

    edit: Thanks to you who have posted stories of the same thing happening to you/a friend. I admit, I never expected the guy to turn, but I guess it does happen more than I think! Guess I have another mental check to add to my list in that situation...
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  7. MeterPig

    MeterPig Meh

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    Glad to hear you weren't injured too badly. My last road wreck left me recovering for over a year and looking back...maybe even longer.
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  8. Clemens

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    Glad to hear you made it through okay more or less. Strangely that's not the first time I've heard of an accident like this. A buddy of mine was on a 2 lane one way street in Pasadena (Hudson Ave.) in the left lane and someone not paying attention made a left turn into a Target parking lot right across his line of travel. He careened off the side of her car and was mostly okay too after sliding a bit and wearing a flat spot in his helmet. Best part is the driver got out of her car and was yelling at him! Pasadena motorcycle cop was first on the scene and let the woman have it.
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  9. SunwardIveClimbed

    SunwardIveClimbed Wildblueyonderwander

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    I once lived about 2 blocks from where you were turned in front of. Mason street is also a good one for making a lane change and having the tracks wipe the bike out from under you as you cross at a shallow angle. Never managed that one myself but watched it happen more than once. Thanks for describing your experience. That is one more to add to the mental list I will use when trying to predict unpredictable behaviors.
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  10. Wudscrasher

    Wudscrasher Stand-Up Philosopher

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    Thanks for the "glad you're OK's" :thumb Just got back from the shop after the adjuster cut a check. $1050. Anything that had a scratch on it is being replaced, including bar-ends, windscreen, footpegs, frame sliders...way more than I was going to replace if I had to do it myself! All-in-all, I'm glad it'll be back together soon, and I'm OK. Just sucks not to be able to ride it with this great weather we're having :baldy
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  11. Bobblehead

    Bobblehead Been here awhile

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    Yup. Had a lady who had waited patiently in line in the right-turn-only lane for her turn, and she made a prompt left turn just as I reached her. :huh She thought it was a two-way street, not a two-lane one-way street. End result was, I took a little trip into the intersection, sans bike.
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  12. Wudscrasher

    Wudscrasher Stand-Up Philosopher

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    Bingo! Just another check-up for those of us who have those wonderful streets! My main focus now are out of state plates on those streets...

    Heads up, doods!
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