Got BOUNCED by a car.
Riding in the right lane, 60mph, with traffic. The 3rd passing lane was ending, and a woman, driving a Trailblazer, changed lanes abruptly into my left leg.
I had no time to react. I commute with my girlfriend, and she was on the pillion. Apparently, i kind of screamed (like a girl, I imagine) and the front end of her truck hit the side of the bike.
The bike literally BOUNCED, at least the 2 feet to the shoulder, and then the 4 feet of the shoulder itself. I just kind of held on. Biggest wobble I have ever experienced, and slowed on the (thankfully wide) shoulder.
At this point, I was cussing at the top of my lungs. I thought my left leg must surely be broken, and my girlfriend was yelling at me to calm down, since she was thinking that i was just angry. I stopped, right leg down, since i was favoring my left.
Put my right leg down, then looked at my left. I am missing a bunch of skin on my left shin, since it was pinned between the bike and her truck, but no real damage, and my girlfriend is fine. Like completely fine, we have been riding to work on my XR650L, and she is completely OK with it!
The woman driving is a 61 year old professional woman on her way to work, driving a relatively new (to her) vehicle with a blind spot she is not used to. She was crying, hugging, and trying to force us to go to the ER, which we probably should have done, but didnt...
Long story, but.... Careful Guys!