On my way to work, Tuesday morning, riding the R1200 GSA up Kamehameha Hwy in Kaneohe, doing about 30mph, car at a stop sign up ahead on the right. He seems to be looking the other direction, but I have him spotted and will be able to react if he starts to pull out... getting closer and he looks left ... right AT me, or so I thought... so I think ....good to go... I stay on the throttle and get within 10 yards of him and he starts out across my line of travel. I see him moving (he apparently was looking right THROUGH me)...not enough time to brake, even with the GSA's ABS so I swerver to the left in a desperate attempt no to T-bone him... too late .. he catches my right rear pannier and I am down. Not sure how I came off but I know I landed on my right shoulder, then my head.
End state, Momo helmet did its job, no head injury. Aerostich Darien light did its job no uper body road rash. Levis did exactly what we know they will do, some road rash on my knees. Nothing could have protected me from the broken collar bone, three broken ribs, and partially collapsed lung.
Still at Tripler Hospital, hope to go home tonight or tomorrow morning. Feel pretty good considering. Everyone wants me to sell the bike, but this just makes me want to ride more.
100% his fault, but I have avoided this exact accident before, and I cant help shake the feeling that if I had been more defensive I could have avoided this jackass as well.
Not sure about the condition of the bike, will post some pics when I get to see it.
10 years of riding experience, beginner and advance MSF courses, and several track days. Sometimes the cages win.