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    Was coming back from a few days travelling to London and a few other places yesterday and was just thinking how good the old vectra had been and looking forward to getting home. I took over driving for the last stretch from the missus then it happened...

    I was moving from lane 3 to 2 as it was closed off ahead for roadworks, spotted a gap, traffic was going at less than 30mph, checked it was safe, did the whole MSM and moved over...out of nowhere comes a motorbike filtering through the traffic and smacks the front of my car - shoots forward and smacks the back of the car in front and off comes the rider!!

    Got out and dealt with the situation but left with the following damage;

    Nearside wing and bumper caved in and scratched,
    Alloy dented and scratched
    Nearside tyre burst (only been on for two months)
    Debris hit and damaged front passenger door and offside bumper
    Braking and steering damaged too.

    Sorry no pics - car is already off to the bodyshop.

    Rider came off worst but nothing life threatening.

    It still amazes me why riders take chances like that, i'd only just been to an accident on my last shift of a similar nature - didn't expect to be involved in one myself!

    Anyone else out there suffered something similar???

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    I bet the rider was made up with you.

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    Thats why I gave up motorbikes...you always come off worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1.8 View Post
    I bet the rider was made up with you.
    Think he was just happy it wasn't worse - his mates stopped a while later and just took the mick out him. Because of the circumstances he cant really argue and i think he realised that.

    Everything is fixable - even him - could have been worse if traffic was at speed!

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    at least you are all ok and the car can be fixed

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    Quote Originally Posted by neverlandandy View Post
    at least you are all ok and the car can be fixed
    Yep exactly, just thought i would post something up as a wee reminder to us all (drivers and riders) how easily something like this can happen, especially with the good weather coming in and more bikes being on the road.

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    i now how you feel m8 but at least every one was ok and the car can be repaired

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2.0 DTI SXI View Post
    Yep exactly, just thought i would post something up as a wee reminder to us all (drivers and riders) how easily something like this can happen, especially with the good weather coming in and more bikes being on the road.
    You seem more bothered about your car. Next time you look to check it's safe, look harder! Bike's don't come from nowhere.

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    LOOK ONCE LOOK TWICE LOOK BIKE !!!
    MSM aint enough mate , wot about a look over your shoulder ??? ie blind spots etc !
    bikes dont just come from nowhere , he came from behind where you shoulda been looking before jumping lanes .
    THINK BIKE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1.8 View Post
    You seem more bothered about your car. Next time you look to check it's safe, look harder! Bike's don't come from nowhere.
    Not something you can really say dave without knowing all the facts - which you will note i have not given as this is not a thread about who was right and wrong. As i said the purpose was just a wee reminder of what can happen.

    Not meaning to stir up trouble, cause an argument, get at bike riders etc. and if this is how any one has taken it then i apologise.

    Each and every person will have their own views and i note your avatar and can see why you would make such a comment but only those involved including the Police have the full facts and I am fully comfortable with my own actions at the time as are others.

    And to clarify I was more concerned about the rider and did not even notice the damage to my car until his friends kindly pointed it out.

    Just seen your eply gsxrster - you all seem to be assuming I was in the wrong and the rider was doing everything by the book and safely - two sides to every story.

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