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 Post subject: this time it is a biggy..........
PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:51 pm 
My second crash in 4 years.
The first one was no biggy, just some minor damage and hardly any physical discomfort.

With this one it is kinda turning into a biggy......... :pissed:
Not so much because of injuries, large scratch on my knee, bruises on my left leg and left elbow, but I got away "good" ! :wink:

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February, early in the morning, road was wet because of heavy rain earlier.
I'm on my way to work, no rush, no hurry, I have plenty of time. First meeting is scheduled @ 8:00.

I'm approaching an intersection with traffic lights. I slow down, lights turn green and I make a left turn and kinda stay on the left side of my lane because a car is standing still half on my lane.
Then out of nowhere a cyclist appears, coming straight at me, driving on the wrong side of the road.

automatically you break and steer away, trying to avoid any major collision and half of a second later you realize you are on the ground.
Luckily she (cyclist) is okee, I’m sort of okee.

She mumbles an apology and asks if it is okee for her to continue as she needs to catch her train.

NO WAY!, it is not okee, i see my mirror missing, foot peg is pointing in a strange direction.
I pick up the skoot and try to roll it to the side of the road.
NO WAY i can get the skoot rolling, front wheel is up against the front fork leg, wheel warped, fork in a strange angle.
I pick it up, drag it to the side and we exchange phone numbers.

She gets on her way, i lock up the scooter and continue my way to work with the BUS :pissed:
We exchange some more info via text messages and i contact the insurance company and tell them about the accident.

First reaction of the insurance company is........

It might be a problem to get compensated for damages, she was on a bicycle, and cyclist and pedestrians are legally protected by law because they are the weaker partners in a collision. They get away with almost anything, you should expect that these things can happen.
The only way to claim damages is to proof 100%, without any doubt, that there was absolutely no way you could prevent this, and maybe, just maybe you get half of the total costs :headbashing:

so my legal assistance insurance is on it.

Damage has been estimated by the scooter-place @1200 euro's.
Front wheel, front forks, triple tree, front tire, yoshimura frame brace, mirror and such.
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The damage expert of the insurance company came to look it over, says it's okee, rest value of the scoot is high enough.


So now we wait............... and wait..............and wait...............and wait................
Might take up to 3 months, to finally hear I’m not getting anything....


At least i know my blood is still red, and we both walked away without any serious injuries.

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 Post subject: Re: this time it is a biggy..........
PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:59 pm 
Damn, that sucks! Hope the insurance comes through. And glad you're ok!

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 Post subject: Re: this time it is a biggy..........
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:22 am 
:popcorn: :headbashing: no news

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 Post subject: Re: this time it is a biggy..........
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:55 am 
sucks to be off the road for that long with no scoot. But as a survivor (knock on wood) of a couple motorcycle crashes that could have been really, really bad, the thing I tell people is "f**k the bike".

If you are going down and you know you are going down, f**k the bike, don't try and keep it up or save it, let it take the damage not your body. I've seen alot of dudes that are going down and they are putting their feet down trying to keep it up... bike ends up on tops of them. You'll get another bike.

I'm glad you are ok. That sucks about the "pedestrian" status of the cyclist. A bicycle is a vehicle and it caused a wreck. Lame.

There is another saying -- "if you leave and go to the train station and leave me here, I can guarantee your bicycle isn't going to look the same when you come back". Feel free to edit it and use it all you want. :banger:

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 Post subject: Re: this time it is a biggy..........
PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:42 am 
2 months now......

Contacted the insurance company again, requested an update.
Still no reply.

I'm good at waiting.

The good thing is that I got a new bicycle, for free, from an old guy.
It is a triumph, build in the 80's, 3 speed, drumbrakes, stainless steel rims.
Just like the bike I had in my highschool years.

I'm slowly turning it into somekind of retro bike.
Currently looking for a cheap broomstick bar handle bar setup.
I just can't leave things alone, freaking mod-bug.

I got my cycle time home-work / work-home down to about 42 - 45 minutes one way (17 kmph eq 11 mph)

A free 1,5 hour excercise, 5 days a week and I'm actually losing some weight.

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 Post subject: Re: this time it is a biggy..........
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:47 am 
recieved an email today, there might be some progress.

keeping fingers crossed,
first claim (all expences) was denied because of the protected status of pedestrians and bicylcle riders.
now a second claim (for 50% of damages, because we were both to "blame") might be approved........
more info next week.......


Time for a funny story: i was clocked in a speed trap doing 28 mph ON MY BICYCLE.
Speed limit for cars was 19 mph (school area).
You can get away with anything on a bicycle.

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 Post subject: Re: this time it is a biggy..........
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:45 am 
dpmpt1 wrote:
You can get away with anything on a bicycle.



Seems like everything works out for the bicycle riders there. I guess that's good if you are on a bicycle. I say if you can get a ticket on it for riding it drunk, they should be treated the same! *bangs fist on table*

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