Hi guys, I would like to share with you an accident that occured to me yesterday night at around 7.30pm. I was travelling along Tampanies Rd and coming up to the Junction that intersects Hougang Ave 3. I was riding alone thankfully, with full face helmet, gloves, a thick non-riding jacket and jeans.
As I was approaching the junction at about 40km/h, I was on the third lane from the left (4 lane road). Ref to Diagram shown below (Pardon the amatuer drawing):
there was a JB rider who was squeezing though cars 90 degrees towards my path (In between front and rear car bumpers). He did not see me and inched his front wheel out. Little did he know I came right at him and collided into his front wheel, which sent me flying over the handlebars and slding on my belly till my head went underneath a car. I got up straight away and checked myself - everything was working fine but there was pain somewhere. I told the car driver that his car was fine and told him to move off. I was furious but I calmed myself down. When I saw my bike it was on it's side together with the JB bike, leaking Engine oil all over the road.
The other rider was fine and escaped relatively unharmed and we first pushed his bike to the side followed by mine. Of course after the a little bit of swearing here and scolding him there I straight away dailed 999 because there was an injured party- me. Amazingly I only suffered abraisons on my knees and the right elbow. I must thank the cool wheather for encouraging me to wear that jacket and gloves or I do feel I would have had to follow that ambulance.
In all 3 years of my riding this is the first time I had a more serious accident. I still do feel very very lucky and thank whoever is looking down on me up from above, preventing a car from running over me.