I was hit by an SUV (a Toyota Four Runner) this past Saturday. I did not fall, I was not hurt, and my bike doesn't have a mark on it. The driver of the SUV was making a right turn at a light and he didn't see me. We collided!
Four vehicles were waiting at a traffic light. I eased up on their right side, intending to cross the intersection. The cross street was a one way to my right. When the light changed, the first car proceeded straight across the intersection. I was along side the second vehicle, the Toyota, and I started to cross the intersection myself when the Toyota turned right, directly into me. The left drop on my handle bar hit his passenger door, and my foot hit the plastic step on the side of the vehicle. I turned right, hard, and stayed up. He stopped, opened the passenger window and he and the woman in the passenger seat started profusely apologizing, and worrying that I was okay. I WAS okay, and I made sure they knew that, and that I did not in any way hold them responsible. "No harm no foul?"
Whew! I was as at much fault as the SUV. I was in his blind spot, I didn't see a turn signal - I couldn't, I was NEXT to the SUV, and I wasn't using my head. I will now!!
All in all, it was quite a lesson, and I considered it "one learned". Most of all, I WAS LUCKY, and I know it!