Right away-- I will be okay and this is not a f'ed up story. Little less than a week ago, I was riding some back roads after work, sort of close to rush hour traffic. I got off the back roads to get some gas and start heading back on regular highway for awhile, 4 lane, kinda through the country side. I wasn't speeding or anything, I've been already on a bike for awhile and was just cruising along. You know, nice day and hilly roads..well, driver was not paying attention and rolled through the stop sign over the highway with intention to merge going in the opposite direction on the highway. Worst possible spot, too, because I was just starting to come down hill. When I saw him roll out I was in the right lane. In those split moments one thing I remember is seeing in the car his head turned the other way..oddly, I remember the back of his head. I had to make a judgement call quickly and I decided to swerve...HARD. I swerved left and tried to go around him quickly, hoping he may notice me. Other option would be to hit him square in drivers side passenger door. I almost had it but he really was not paying attention, and actually gassed it..at the point he hit me and I felt lots of instant sensation in my right leg and the bike being airborne. I basically ricocheted into oncoming traffic in an instant. Here is where one hopes years of riding will come through, and for some fortune. The car in front of me slammed brakes and I, somehow, regained control enough to stay up. I landed the short jump and after seeing oncoming traffic (or hearing screech) I swerved back into my side of the highway and went into a curb/front lawn of a neighboring house. Still don't know how did I stay up. I wrecked there, a lot gentler and slower, and looked to see if the guy stopped, he did. I think I did have a choice to kit him square broad side, rather than him hitting me broad side, but opted to go around. Maybe I hoped last moment he would look and if he just touched brakes, I would have slipped by. Just a day before I raced off road and finished class 2nd. I took it little more seriously and was starting to have some good fun. People ran out of the house, ER came, surgery to repair my ankle followed and now I am back home. Next day or two were tough, but I am on the mend now. Overall banged up and sore but in the healing phase. Broken ankle (med malleous) and I have a little but nagging shoulder pain in my delt, too. Surgery was not long there after and it was screwed back together. These days the game is a mental one. I cannot put my leg down from elevation for a moment without it feeling like it will explode. Prior my ankles were great. Hope they will be again but this recovery is brutal. Major lifestyle change. I am a busy person and this much bed time is hard. And the season is over for me. Looks like my battle to have my job let me work from home will be successful. There is only so much Ellen I can watch. I was on a new(ish) to me Duc 1200 MTS and the bike was awesome..I am sure it helped. I don't think I would have swerved that hard on a Harley. Guy does not have a pot to piss in but had insurance, and his insurance is taking all responsibility. However, it happened in one of no-fault states, so I have been paying all my medical co pays..but I can make a claim against those. They asked me to take the bike to a dealer for estimates, it may not be a total, not sure. I can see bent subframe and pegs driven into the exhaust, front seems fine. After researching ankle injuries, at least I have a better story to tell than I was drunk and the there was a missed step. Oh, and I had all the gear on, including boots, though lighter, ankle high type. Ride safe and have fun! (and tell me this ankle break is nothing!) Looking forward to graduating to knee scooter and crutches.