Two People Handling a Potentially Deadly Near Miss in the Most Civilized Way
This is a wonderful example of two people handling a potentially catastrophic near miss like thoughtful and civilised human beings, even with that adrenaline pumping like crazy. I wasn’t quite as lucky and ended up with significant skin grafts and some fractures after slamming into the side of a utility truck that had turned in front of me. He was in the wrong for not turning with absolute clear line of sight but I was also in the wrong in that the accident would have been avoided had I not been going over the limit and exercised caution at that particular intersection. At some point with many years of riding experience, usually after a near miss like this or bad accident, you realise that if you want to have any sort of longevity on a bike without getting fucked, you need to treat every intersection like a hazard and assume at all times that you’re invisible to other vehicles.