Now today went like any other day, got off work and started on my way home, about 4 miles into the trip home I stopped at a red light to make a right turn (note: I drive my motorcycle most days and did so today) when the car behind me, an 87' mercedes keeps moving forward and runs into my motorcycle and keeps pushing me for about 3' and laying the motorcycle over in the process. About 8 mnths ago I spent 500 to have a crash guard and highway pegs on the motorcycle, thank goodness I did, this prevented my leg from getting caught under the motorcycle and I was able to quickly get off the motorcycle and exit to the right out of the way. The mercedes did come to a stop and the driver did get out and check to see if I was alright. I was quite irritated at that time and was more concerned with what damage he had done to my ride but I was not hurting bad anywhere that I could feel at the time. He offered to help right the motorcycle and I would not allow him to touch it, instead I put the kickstand down and righted the 850 Lbs myself. Checking for damage at that time I did not see too much, probably 150 or so damage to some chrome. I asked him how he wanted to handle this, cash or insurance and drivers license. He said he only had 10 dollars on him, so I requested insurance and driver's license. He only was able to produce insurance at that time telling me he had left his driver's license at home. I look at the insurance and it is to a woman not to a man. I tell him I cannot do anything without his driver's license or other identification so I guess we need to call someone. He then produced a driver's license. Dummy Dummy me, I did not immmediatly start writing down the information. Because his license did not match any info on the insurance, I said we still have a problem. I said we need to call someone, I don't feel like getting burned. About that time a code inforcement officer drove by and stopped, I hollered at him and asked if he could call someone. He replied "yes, let me pull out of the road" now right after all this started, a passerby that had seen the accident stopped and was witnessing all this, we will call him "Steve" for this story. Steve was worried about this perpetraitor as I was at this time and said to me, thank goodness that code guy came by. After the code guy was on the phone for a bit, the perpetraitor asked to see his license back for a minute to check the expiration date, he took it out of my hand, I didn't think too much about it at that time, I still had what I thought was a valid insurance paperwork. After a couple of minutes the perpetraitor starts his car and drives off. The code person comes out of his vehicle right after that still on the phone telling the police which way he was driving off. THE CAR WAS STOLEN!!!
Now, think about it, mr. thief could have just driven off after hitting me and not even checking my condition, or worse, he is a thief after all, he could have done damage to me or even robbed me!
I am ok, the bike will survive with probably a couple of hundred maybe even up to a thousand dollars if I missed something that cracked and haven't seen it yet. But I am alive and well.
Praise HIM Everyday, you don't know when he is helping you, because in My thoughts, he helps you all the time even if you don't know about it.
Tom Coyote Wilson
May your day be blessed by those you love and those you love be blessed by
(Tom Coyote Wilson)