My experience of being hit by a left turning pick-up truck was in 1985; not having the severity of injury of the original poster of this thread, nonetheless injured and missed work-of-choice for two years (wildfire crew). Torn ligaments, left ankle- good for forecasting the weather. How did it change my riding style? *I hope this helps new riders. At the time I rode in a manner expecting others to comply with the rules-of-the-road, I was new to city driving.. and extremely naive. I have, since that incident/ occurrence/ collision (not sure if the word 'accident' is accurate) 33 yrs ago, followed an intersection approach plan, which I am sure is taught in every riding course. A quick process begins with ascertaining the condition of the approaching traffic light (stale green?), are there oncoming left turners present, am I in a lane position that's visible to on coming leftys (whether they see me or not; whether they are looking or not), pedestrian situation- is someone about to step out/ j-walk, what is going on behind me; can I do an emergency stop if required or will I be rear-ended (select necessary lane position), can I swerve-to-avoid if necessary, can I go through the intersection with a vehicle beside side me (keeping out of its blind spot) since the oncoming lefty may most certainly see a larger vehicle, do not speed through intersections**, do not run yellows**, as soon as I'm through, the process begins again. DO NOT be surprised that if you do not have a plan/ procedure that people are turning left in front of you frequently. Like I said, these thoughts are well known to experienced riders, but I hope it helps you people who are new to urban environments, as I was at the time having just ridden off road, and when on the road certainly not in a large congested urban environment, during the years prior to being hit. **except as a means of collision avoidance from other threats Also, I will never again ride a motorcycle with OEM 60/55w halogen bulbs. The very day I installed a pair of Trail Tech 60mm LEDS (choice of 3 brightness levels & OFF) on my bike plus a Cyclops LED H4 replacement bulb in the headlamp, incidents of left-turns-in-front and people running reds and stop signs across my path DECREASED BY 80 to 90%. This set up works so well, I used it on 3 different motorcycles over the years, until I sold it with my last XR650L. Also, it's great at night when used judiciously so as not to blind people, i.e., 60mm lights OFF and headlight on LOW when oncoming traffic approaching at night.. otherwise, when there is no traffic at night these are like aircraft landing lights. They can seriously blind people if not used properly.