Professor X wrote:
hope you are OK. did you get a license number? You going to pursue it?
He tried to drive off but I got off the bike and jumped in front of his car (he was driving a rental). By then there were several witnesses and one of the guys driving by on a motorcycle at the time happened to be an off duty cop. There was minor damage because we weren’t driving that fast. A report was filed but I figure it will cause my insurance to go up when the damage isn’t significant. the dumbest thing is the guy has his kid in the car with him in a child seat. I was already pissed to the point of wanting to choke the dude until I saw his kid watching the whole thing so I tried to calm down.
The weirdest thing is there is more damage to his car than to my bike.
That sucks Professor. Glad you didn’t get hurt.
Your insurance shouldn’t go up. If he hit you in the back you can’t possibly be held accountable. He was moving when he hit your from the rear. You should not have any blame in this incident. Make sure the police report reads clear that he hit you. Your insurance should go after him for all the charges including your deductible.
The cop wrote the report stating that he committed a violation by hitting me and that I committed a violation by stopping right before he hit me. He was riding my ass and honking (mind you, I didn’t even know he was following me until he started blowing his horn and we were about 1/6 of a mile from where he thinks I cut him off in front of the store). I stopped my bike to either let whoever the idiot was go around me or to see what the honking was about (this was right at the stop sign going into the street. Because of the way he wrote it, neither of us got a ticket but because the other guy was renting his car, he will have to pay for the damages.
The only thing hurt on my bike was that he bent my license (which was easily bent back to its original shape) and he pushed my left rear signal light out of its plastic housing (this was easily pushed back in). Like I said, his car actually had real damage. No one looking at my bike would even know anything happened now.