I'm still pretty new to cycling, although I've spent many years doing various forms of exercising and training. Running, racing motocross, backpacking, etc. This morning I decided to commute the 15 miles to work on my bike. About 1/2 way there I got clipped by a girl in a black chevy cobalt. Her passenger mirror hit my left hand and cut it very badly and my knee got banged up. She turned around and rode me to the emergency room where I got about 14 stitches ( I haven't counted them yet) in my wrist. Luckily I wasn't severely injured, but I still can't believe it happened. I was going with the flow of traffic and was glued to the white line, she just never saw me. It was a well traveled road with a 55 mph speed limit. I figure she was going 60 when she hit me.
The police said that bicycles do not have the right of way and that I would have to handle the insurance company myself. Anybody got any suggestions?