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    Every cunt is trying to kill you. I thought i posted in this section but apparently not.

    Dodged the truck but ended up across the traffic island and head on into traffic. Surprisingly not dead, all up very lucky for a 50kmh vs 60kmh head on into a big fucking ute, up over bars into windscreen etc.

    Pretty broken both physically and mentally right now, despite everyone telling me how 'lucky' I am. Dont feel particularly lucky to gave veen cut iff by a truck, avoided it but lost control, smashed myself and my bije to pieces, and because i avoided the truck before then crashing myself it is "motorcycle lost control head on into traffic" not "truck driver charged for dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm".

    Many, many levels of bullshit by both police and Shannons.

    Shiny side up lads, hurts less that way. Can avoid a thousand accidents, only gotta have the one.....
    Last edited by Shifty; 09-10-19, 01:36 AM.
    Originally posted by 350stato
    100% agree with Shifty

    #2
    Head on with a car and still here.... You are lucky.
    Cut off by an innatentive prick....Not so lucky.
    Hope you get well soon. Let me know If the Brisbane arm can help out.

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      #3
      Do you have any details on the truck that almost killed you? I would be aggressively trying to seek that, if not. CCTV, highway cameras etc. and then go looking for seeking compensation.

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        #4
        That's terrible to hear mate. What's the damage to the body?

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          #5
          I definitely saw the first version of this.

          Originally posted by Shifty View Post
          and because i avoided the truck before then crashing myself it is "motorcycle lost control head on into traffic" not "truck driver charged for dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm".
          Surely witnesses? I've wondered what should happen in this sort of situation. Take evasive moves to avoid one crash and succeed but in the process have a separate accident of your own.

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            #6
            Truck driver's a cunt for sure but you have to expect that from them & ride defensively.

            (3) Dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm A person is guilty of the offence of dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm if the vehicle driven by the person is involved in an impact occasioning grievous bodily harm to another person and the driver was, at the time of the impact, driving the vehicle--

            (a) under the influence of intoxicating liquor or of a drug, or

            (b) at a speed dangerous to another person or persons, or

            (c) in a manner dangerous to another person or persons.
            http://www5.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/...0082/s52a.html

            Truck driver would just say in court you ripped up the side of him while he was carefully indicating & changing lanes & you binned it. You didn't hit the truck so they won't be inclined to charge him as it won't stick without dash cam footage or good witnesses. It's a shit go, next time hit the truck.

            You were lucky to not be more seriously injured or killed, if you landed a split second earlier & went under an oncoming vehicle etc.

            Are you getting back on a bike again?

            I broke my foot a few years ago after a low speed, high side induced air walk & it really knocked my confidence around. I don't ride anywhere near as much or as stupidly as I used to anymore.
            Last edited by Instigator; 09-10-19, 01:00 PM.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Instigator View Post
              Truck driver's a cunt for sure but you have to expect that from them & ride defensively.


              http://www5.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/...0082/s52a.html

              Truck driver would just say in court you ripped up the side of him while he was carefully indicating & changing lanes & you binned it. You didn't hit the truck so they can't charge him. It's a shit go, next time hit the truck.

              You were lucky to not be more seriously injured or killed, if you landed a split second earlier & went under an oncoming vehicle etc.

              Are you getting back on a bike again?

              I broke my foot a few years ago after a low speed, high side induced air walk & it really knocked my confidence around. I don't ride anywhere near as much or as stupidly as I used to anymore.
              I ride 40,000km a year, and have ridden for 35 years, well aware of dickheads & avoid thousands if accidents. Maybe I'm a bit sour at the moment but im sick of people blaming the victim.

              I avoid thousands, just unlucky to miss this one, I checked traffic behind me at the exact moment he started to move across so when I saw ahead again, my previously clear lane was 2/3 blocked by a truck going 30kmh slower than me.

              In a perfect world I could have avoided it, to be honest the surprise of a truck instantaneously being there all of a sudden (rather thanseeing it start to move as you normally would) put me straight into fight or flight mode so all preparation skill and talent went straight out the window. Reality is though i shouldnt have had to do shit, if someone changes into your lane and you have to emergency brake to avoid them it wasnt a safe lane change.

              There is cctv footage I'm hoping to get but according to the cops it is not flattering - obviously doesnt demonstrate I check behind me then am suddenly faced with a blocked path, as a helmet cam would have - just makes it look like tre truck left me a borderline amount of room and I reacted slowly and excessively.

              Pretty shithouse situation all up. No way I'll stop riding though, I can't physicaly or financially at the moment so I need to get an auto in my car and get it running so I have mobility at least because I'm struggling cooped up here 24/7.

              I'll almost certainly get an and bike next though, I reckon having it and knowing i could drop all anchors might have made the difference. I can outbreak absmost if the time,but not in a full panic situation.
              Originally posted by 350stato
              100% agree with Shifty

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                #8
                Chin up mate,

                thats a cunt of a thing. No blame on your part. Riding bikes is high risk. If you have gone as long as you have without major incident you are obviously doing it right. Sometimes you just have a bad day and are in the wrong place at the wrong time. 20 seconds further up or back on the road and it would be a non event. Mend well and I hope you get yourself back on two wheels soon.

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                  #9
                  Yeah it's tough - last one was 11 years ago and ironically it was on the same type of bike in a similarly shit scenario. Guess it shows no matter how good you are and how much you allow for the unexpected, you can still fuck up when the REALLY unexpected happens.

                  Next one has ABS that's for sure. I don't think it would have made the difference here, but maybe it would & having been through this I'd rather do everything I can to avoid another.

                  Pretty tough not being able to open a bottle of milk... yet this fucktard truck driver is still going about his life as if nothing happened. Swelling going down, hoping for some type of forward progress soon, of course im in the less than 1% of people who have this sort of post surgery swelling so that's making it much harder to think of myself of anything remotely resembling lucky.
                  Originally posted by 350stato
                  100% agree with Shifty

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                    #10
                    Keeping that mofo elevated?

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                      #11
                      Yeah, has been up even when sleeping. I reckon they fucked the surgery because I also have very little movement, large loss of feeling on the back of my hand, area around thst ferls like sunburn, limited finger movement especially the two on the surgery side, and lots of pain in joint and from and finger movement toward the edge of the small range I can manage.

                      I was advised after surgery it should have had next to no swelling and should be back to a 'light duties' level of function after 6 weeks and full function strength and weight bearing at 10 weeks. Currently at 3 weeks and I can't flick a light switch and can scarcely grip a piece of paper with great effort.

                      Not entirely convinced I will get even 50pc functionality at this stage. Considering i only live for my ability to ride bikes and tinker in the garage, really struggling to hold it together.
                      Originally posted by 350stato
                      100% agree with Shifty

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                        #12
                        This is it tonight, and the sleeping rig I use to keep it elevated. Also has multi layer compression when not doing physio exercises, and intermittent icing. When not sleeping it is up at shoulder level on the back of the couch, and if i do go out it is up in a sling.

                        Done everything by the book including quitting smoking before the surgery.

                        Just one of those things I guess, I'm not a particularly lucky person when it comes to things that shouldn't, or rarely, happen, and them happening to me.

                        Think happy thoughts...
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                        Originally posted by 350stato
                        100% agree with Shifty

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                          #13
                          Keep working at it mate, best wishes

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                            #14
                            Might have missed it but have you been referred to a hand specialist or similar for rehabilitation?

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Shifty View Post
                              Yeah, has been up even when sleeping. I reckon they fucked the surgery because I also have very little movement, large loss of feeling on the back of my hand, area around thst ferls like sunburn, limited finger movement especially the two on the surgery side, and lots of pain in joint and from and finger movement toward the edge of the small range I can manage.

                              I was advised after surgery it should have had next to no swelling and should be back to a 'light duties' level of function after 6 weeks and full function strength and weight bearing at 10 weeks. Currently at 3 weeks and I can't flick a light switch and can scarcely grip a piece of paper with great effort.

                              Not entirely convinced I will get even 50pc functionality at this stage. Considering i only live for my ability to ride bikes and tinker in the garage, really struggling to hold it together.

                              Keep your chin up, the body heals. You've had some shit awful luck and its pretty common to get depression setting in when you are confined to your house and not able to do the things you love.

                              It would be something I would be getting checked out by the surgeon or the surgical team, specifically the loss of sensation and movement. The area of 'sunburn' or altered sensation sounds like you may have some neuropathic/nerve pain starting.

                              The other thing to consider is a missed fracture in your hand, this is not an uncommon scenario with blokes who have fallen off motorbikes.


                              Feel free to PM me, I can't offer any direct medical advice to you but can help steer you in the right direction of getting this shit sorted out.
                              Last edited by peal; 15-10-19, 06:25 PM.

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