Long time listener, first time caller here. Seeing SubZero's accident post prompted me to finally get off my duff and post on this fine board. First off to SubZero, heal up quick my friend, do all the physical therapists tell you to do, then do some more! I had almost the same situation back in April on my XR650l, two lane country road, 45mph speed limit (which I was doing) I had a car turn directly in front of me to get to a driveway just as he did. I had no time to react and hit them head on. They said I flew over fifty feet. On the police report were the dreaded words "I didn't see him!" , they were cited for failure to yield, how they failed to see me is a mystery, I want to believe they were on the phone or otherwise not paying attention, but I can't say for sure because I was out cold, woke up right before my back surgery. I was wearing ATGATT, but still had two spinal fractures (one requiring fusion), broken knee, torn rotator cuff, and the head strike gave me a bunch of fractured bones in the skull and double vision, back doc said I should have been dead on the road, he believed my size (I'm not a small guy by any means!) and the gear saved my life. I do have an attorney and he is still working my case. I was in the hospital and rehab facility a month and a half, still doing physical therapy trying to get back to work seven months later.(Glad to have an employer that will work with me!) I know it sounds crazy but I want to go back to work, the walls seem like they are closing in sometimes! A word of caution to modular helmet wearers, I was wearing a Fulmer Modus, and the head strike sheared the entire flip up section off, if I get back on a bike it will be a one piece helmet for me. (I never saw the car, but they said I caved the roof in.) If I get back on a bike remains to be seen, I'm not afraid of it, just don't know how my back will hold up. I've got a Kawasaki ZRX that still calls to me every time I walk by it. The XR is at a friends house, I am not able to fool with it yet but he says it does not look like the frame is bent, if it's OK I might try to get it back on the road, but would be wary because of the severity of the accident, might be selling some parts next year! Once the attorney thing is complete I will post up all the details in "Face Plant", was holding off till the legal stuff is over. I'm not really a "message board" kind of guy but will post up when I think I have something to add to the conversation, I've got a lot of help since I've been on here and hope I can help others in the future. Once again to Sub Zero, heal up quick man!