It's good you called the cops. My worry, if I have an accident, is if the witnesses will stick around long enough to give a statement ("Sorry, gotta get to work ...") and whether the cager, being in a motor vehicle, will just take off after the accident. Good to hear both worked out for you.
Man, be glad NYC has public transit that works. I don't know if resident NYCers like or hate the system, but when I was there, it was like paradise; buses/trains run all night, come frequently, make good stops, it's cheap ... compared to around here. If I were to give up cycling, I'd have to get a car. No way to do it with VTA/Caltrain unless you have 2 hours to spare for every trip, and ten bucks to get up to the city and back. Don't sweat the not-biking thing. If you want to start doing it again, you should. If you don't, you shouldn't.