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    Thumbs up Not-a-off!

    My son was coming home along Witkoppen. A young car driver changed lanes as he switches on his indicator and although Biker mom's son saw it coming and swung out as far as he could, without leaving the tar, the young driver came right accross into his lane and further and slammed into his side. The bike bounced off the tar into the rough, my son pulled clutch and came to a safe stop. He said there was a lot of rubble, loose rocks and gravel and he was thankfull that none of that got to him.

    The young man and another car driver pulled off. My sons right hand indicator had snapped off and his arm was a bit mangled by the car mirror but not brocken. His jacket was undamaged and had definitly helped.

    The brand new car had a damaged left hand mirror. The driver was over ruled by the other motorist when he tried to say that bikes are not allowed to filter and that my son is responsible for his costs.

    He came around to my house from there to tell me all and to find some contact adhesive. We glued his indicator back and it is still on. His bike is unmarked in every other way.

    Two days later, today, he e-mailed me. His arm wasn't mentioned, so can't be too bad.
    It must have two wheels.....

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    Everybody crashes.
    Some get back on and ride again.
    Some don't.
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    Glad he's okay!
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    Glad he is OK, and glad he had a witness who backed him up!
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    A very fortunate end to the incident that could have turned out badly. Big to his riding/handling skills
    https://forum.thinkbike.co.za/signat...pic6115_11.gif Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle

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    That is very fortunate... I'm so happy to hear he's ok. It's true though, drivers (and riders) don't like to be accountable for their actions. I guess it's the nature of the beast and it sux!
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    The car driver is taking a fat chance. He is trying to claim through Outsurance from us, in such a way, so as to maintain his no-claim bonus.
    I sent Outsurance a mail, explaining that lane splitting is legal, and that their client changed lanes while the bike was right next to him.
    I also attached the images of my son's bruises.
    It must have two wheels.....

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    Glad your boy and his baby were relatively unscathed
    Looking for a new onw...some Mad Scot stole mine

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    All the best with your insurance negotiations
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