Sounds like you and that girl Sue TheBast&rd are going to become acquainted
Get well soon, glad only the bike's broken
Do your local cycle campaign offer insurance/legal help? The LCC do and even if you join after the accident you can use their lawyers.
Maybe go straight to a personal injury lawyer?
No win no fee and all that. If I iinterpreted correctly the polizei are pretty clear that the driver was at fault...
Just a thought.
The Hundredth Idiot wrote:
If you live in the house, presumably you're covered by the insurance even if it's in your parents' names? Could be wrong on that one and it might be that only policyholders themselves are covered for certain things, such as legal cover. Worth a check, though, in case things get difficult with the driver's insurers?
Wrath Rob wrote:
Hi mate, sorry to hear of the prang. At least you're able to tell the tale and hopefully you'll mend quickly as there are no broken bones.
To be fair to the driver, yes they caused it but at least they stopped, called an ambulance and tried to make sure you were OK, albeit not in the best fashion. Not everyone would have been so considerate. All the crowd on here baying for the blood of the perpetrator would do well to at least acknowledge that before asking you to sue their censored off. And as has been said before, only persue the legal route if you're not offered suitable compensation for your bike, injuries (mental and physical) and loss of earnings. Who wants to give money to lawyers or solicitors anyway
Sorry to hear of the accident, hope the pain and inconvenience is shortlived.
I had a car try to pull a Sante Pod start, out from the left hand side this evening. He was on the blindside of a van, which was waiting to get across to go right. Front car makes a break for a gap, 2nd tried to be cheeky etc etc. Surprisingly, Corsa with 155 tyres, furry dice and probably a 1.4 engine. Followed by a certain hand gesture from me :roll: :oops:
Rare incident really, just 1715 volume of traffic I suppose.
To my main point, watched your video on You.tube. Was the camera fitted on your helmet, or fitted to a rucksack strap or something? If it was a helmet camera. Find it kind of disconcerting, how little you check your periphery - no point do you seem to look left or right, more than 10 degrees. When moving across the lane on approaching parked cars, quite a drastic maneouvre - no "lifesaver" over the shoulder. You might not hear a motor vehicle engine, another cyclist could have been about to overtake though.
Not wishing to be too brutal about it. Any Solicitor worth his salt - first thing he would say "What motivates you to ride a bike with a camera fitted to your helmet?" Like the old adage goes - There is no smoke, without fire. Are you kind of resigned to the fact, you will have somekind of incident? Which on first impressions, it does seem.