Last night I was riding after dark and was rear ended by a drunk driver in an SUV. I was using a flashing rear tail light to make myself visible, but that doesn't matter when a drunk is behind the wheel. I was going about 15 mph when he slammed into me from behind. The force was so great that my rear wheel was completely shattered...all the spokes broken and the rim in several pieces. Judging from the damage, force...and the fact that the guy was drunk...he was going at least 40 mph when he hit me. The rear wheel lifted up sending me face first into the asphalt. I have abrasions and swelling on the right side of my face and three of my teeth were chipped. Fortunately I have no head injuries because I was wearing my helmet...although the front of the helmet is cracked (probably saved my life). As a matter of fact...I suffered no injuries other than the abrasions and chipped teeth. Fortunately...some good samaritans saw the whole thing and came to help me. The drunk driver who hit me was initially remorseful, but became agitated when he realized there were so many others on the scene. The firefighters showed up first, and he tried running from them on foot, but the caught him. Now I'm just waiting a few days until I can have my teeth fixed up. The guy was arrested, hopefully we'll get as much out of this ******* as we can.