Maybe this was covered before, but everyone has different accident stories. I just wanted to get your opinion on what I should have done after my accident.
About a month ago, I was riding in Northern Jersey, two lane road with incoming traffic, no bike lane. Drivers were careful, giving me ample room while passing. On a downhill decent, I noticed an SUV stopped in the middle of the road, with about 4 or 5 cars behind him. (There wasn't any traffic lights or stop signs) I managed to pass these cars on the right hand side, but as soon as I approached the SUV, I realized he was letting a car on the opposing traffic lane make a left turn. It goes without saying, I ran into that car pretty hard. I didn't realize at the time, but my legs were banged up pretty bad (my shins scrapped into my pedals, big lacerations but didn't need stitches). However, my bike was fine. Anyways, I saw that I made a huge dent in the back panel of the car I hit, and got scared for some reason. My mind was racing at a million miles per hour, and I just wanted to leave, so I did.
Now the question is, what should I have done? Should I have stayed and waited for the police, or ambulance? Should I have exchanged information with the guy driving the SUV and the car? Was it my fault? Any feedback is would be great. It would better prepare me to know what action to take if (God forbid) I get into another accident. Thanks!