This is after I'd crawled back from in front of the car and had laid over the bike. The Paramedics are trying to check if I'm conscious, had all of my fingers, and if anything was broken.
This is the actual impact location. The bike is in about 60 or so pieces. you can see the windscreen (which was inches from my face) in the middle of the image.
This motorist wasn't paying attention; he didn't see me. The glare wasn't in his face, the sun in his eyes, raining or anyting... It was a beautiful day.
This is what happens when you don't dedicate 100% of your attention to the road and your surroundings.
Paramedics who took me to the hospital said that the gear I had spend all the extra money on had probably saved my life, along with the MSF course training. I think it was that and the grace of God; very rarely does anyone walk away from 1 motorcycle accidents, let alone two in the same day.
From the accident I recieved:
Road Rash on my Elbow
Road Rash on my Knee
Swollen lower back
Soreness/discomfort beyond measure.
this is miniscule compared to what COULD have happened.
Please... pay attention. Look twice, save a life.