A quick hit by a car story... i'm coming over the leaside bridge from work, approaching the fork in the road (where it splits onto Donlands/Pape) and I need to continue along Donlands (need to cut over a lane of traffic to do so), shoulder check... shoulder check again... making my way over and BAM. I'm on my ass, pick myself, my bike and my ipod off the road and head to the side. The guy stopped thankfully. I dusted myself off, checked over the bike nothing wrong that i could see (bike first, me second... priorities). Scraped elbow, scraped hip, nothing major. The guy insisted on giving me 50 bucks and we were both on our way.
Hindsight - 2 broken spokes, wheel out of true, some scraped paint, grip ripped, torn coat and a very sore body the next day. I should have taken all of his info. Lesson learned. Next time.