I was involved in a collsion where I was traveling in the bike lane of a 2 way road that has 2-3 lanes in each direction. I had a green light that had been green for awhile - a number of cars had proceeded through before I did. At the time that I went through the intersection, however, there were no cars on my side of the road. As I went through the intersection, I was hit straight on by a woman making a left turn. It was a pretty low speed collision so I (extremely thankfully) was okay; I ended up with just a couple of sore spots. At the time, my leg was bothering me quite a bit so both the police and an ambulance were called; I was taken to the ER to get checked out.
I got the police report yesterday and it blames ME for the accident. The driver claims that she had a green left turn arrow (which means that I should have had a red light). What bothers me, and what I think may affect my ability to dispute this, is that the people in the car behind her also say that she the left turn arrow was green whereas there were no witnesses on my side of the street. This can't be true because I went back to the intersection to see how it works and there's no way the arrow was green - this only happens while the light on my side of the road is red. However, since as I mentioned a number of cars had gone through before me, it's pretty much impossible for there to have been a green left turn arrow; it would have been long gone.
Essentially, they're saying that I came up to an intersection with a red light, saw cars turning left from the opposite direction, and decided to go through anyway . My thoughts are that the driver probably thought it was safe to make a turn because there were no cars at the time and, once she decided it was safe to go, stopped paying attention. I feel that I should be compensated for my medical bills and to fix my bike, but I'm worried that the police report has completely screwed me over (and, how can the police assign blame if they did not witness the accident?) So...do I have any recourse?