the drama on my daily cummute
... on Monday morning a minivan (surprise) ran an advanced turn light opposing me. As my light turned green I rode into the intersection riding around the back of the van, to my horror I found that there was a taxi cab (the worst drivers) following very close behind, turning directly in front of me & really running the light. The cab was hidden from my view until the last moment. I hit his front bumper and landed on the hood right in front of the (idiot) driver.
In my anger, fear and terror of the moment I punched his windshield - and broke it!
As I hobbled off his car to the side of the road with my wife who saw it all, the cabbie drove away!
Sadly, my long time steel bike frame buckled on the downtube right behind the forks as the front wheel was pushed under the main triangle.
I'm not hurt but my bike and the cab's windshield are. I guess I shouldn't have raged (there was no yelling or anything - we were both in shock) but it was so satisfying.
Moral of the story: watch out for cars hidden from view behind vehicles turning across your path.