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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-17-2019, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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Crash bars saved my leg

I was 2 houses down from where I live going into a blind turn and a car came out of nowhere (she was going too fast for a blind curve) and dragged against my left side. It's a very narrow street so I couldn't move over more without hitting a parked car. I was able to keep the bike up and parked. I'm okay.

Damage to my bike? Crash bar bent back and stopped at the floorboard.
Damage to her suv? Dent on rear driver door, wheel well trim, tire hubcap.

Had I not had crash bar and even floorboards, car would have hit my left leg. Thankful for them right now lol
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I was 2 houses down from where I live going into a blind turn and a car came out of nowhere (she was going too fast for a blind curve) and dragged against my left side. It's a very narrow street so I couldn't move over more without hitting a parked car. I was able to keep the bike up and parked. I'm okay.

Damage to my bike? Crash bar bent back and stopped at the floorboard.
Damage to her suv? Dent on rear driver door, wheel well trim, tire hubcap.

Had I not had crash bar and even floorboards, car would have hit my left leg. Thankful for them right now lol
Sorry pics of the damaged side didn't go through. Picture on the other post is the way it should be on the good side.
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First, I am glad to hear that you are okay. Secondly, thanks for clarifying the picture. I looked at the first set and thought how in the hell did things happen the way he said based on the pictures?



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I'm glad your ok. I hope her insurance covered your damage.
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Glad to hear of a good outcome. You are safe. If you didn't have the floor boards I wonder if the crash bar would have folded back further and damaged your foot. You dodged a bullet.

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Glad you're OK !
Sometime people are so careless and thoughtless.......
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Your angels were watching you! Glad you're ok. She needs to take a riding course to help her be more aware.


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Glad you're ok! Looks like your bars damaged her car enough that she should remember to pay attention next time!
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First, I am glad to hear that you are okay. Secondly, thanks for clarifying the picture. I looked at the first set and thought how in the hell did things happen the way he said based on the pictures?
lol Yeah my bad, I was on mobile so I think I clicked send before all the pics uploaded

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I'm glad your ok. I hope her insurance covered your damage.
Thanks! we shall see, my insurance adjuster agrees w/ me that it's not my fault...

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Glad to hear of a good outcome. You are safe. If you didn't have the floor boards I wonder if the crash bar would have folded back further and damaged your foot. You dodged a bullet.
I was thinking the same thing! I think the floor boards added more support to the crash bar, definitely think it probably would have gone further if I only had pegs. I'm thankful!!

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Glad you're OK !
Sometime people are so careless and thoughtless.......
Yup, and there's kids that play down the street. I'm glad it was me on the bike and not one of them on foot. Hopefully this will teach her a lesson.

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Your angels were watching you! Glad you're ok. She needs to take a riding course to help her be more aware.

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Glad you're ok! Looks like your bars damaged her car enough that she should remember to pay attention next time!

Thanks guys. I was telling my dad about it and told him it was a SUV , and he said 'wait, was it a red SUV?' I said, 'yeah!', he said that car flies through our street all the time, he's been meaning to try to stop her when he's outside to tell her to slow down.
Hopefully I think she will slow down for a couple of days because of this. Sheesh.

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