OKAY, I admit it... I had to ask a coworker what T-BONE was, as relates to crashing. I've been speaking english since 1991, and though I'm good, I still encounter words like this.
You were lucky. No broken bones, no head injury. Shame about the bent rim, though. You should find one of those handymen whose back yard is filled with old bikes and lawnmowers... he'd be bound to have a 25 year old Schwinn in there...
Yes. I have ridden into cars with enough force that I cause them damage. I once had a lady in a Renault Espace (minivan, looks like a Chrysler) overtake me and then make a right turn, directly in my path. God how I hate it when people do this! It happens at least once every commute...
I swerved, but not enough... and I "bailed out" rather than run my bike into the van. I dented in the passenger side door with my hip as I fell. I also... and I'm especially proud of this... pulled the passenger mirror completely off of the door.
I was bruised, but otherwise unhurt, and the bike was okay with just scratches. Madame Renault got the PV. (ticket)
Tip: I ride a hybrid, with a straight handlebar. I attached bar ends to it, not to aid climbing, but to protect my hands from passing traffic. The scratches on those bar ends attest to their effectiveness.