I just got back from a little chicago-suburb's bike action and a funny thing happened. I was biking on the gigantic sholdur of a two-lane pseudo-highway when a blue sunfire pulled out right in front of me. I slammed on my brake and did a skid to slow down. The sunfire peeled out and lost traction and was headed right off the side of the road when the driver tried to correct and get back on the highway. Mistake number 2. Instead of making it back on the road correctly she just spun out and hit a tree.
I slowly rode up because the driver was trying to dislodge her car by going forwards and backwards to no avail. I got up to her window to make sure she was okay and at first she just started screaming at me for "causing" her to crash! and threatened to sue me! Other drivers stopped to help and I called 911 (oddly for naperville I was the only one with a cellphone). The other driver's backed me up and told the officers that she almost killed me and two other drivers. I still got chided for being a biker in the 'burbs, she got a ticket. Cool thing was the car behind me thought my skid stop was "amazing". nice.
safe biking everyone