I'e been a cop for 13 years, the last 6 in traffic. I love my job. I've avoided many crashes and had more close calls than I care to remember. With the extensive motorcycle training POST requires California motorcops to have I've been able to avoid most situations by staying alert. There was nothing I could to do to avoid this one. I anticipated a problem and started to slow, but the guy made his left turn at the last second and I had no time to get stopped. I think I got down to about 15-20 mph before we hit. The BMW is designed to throw the rider the help "ride down" the collision and increase survivability. I went for a short flight, hit a curb and landed in a dirt median. Fortunatley, the weather was cool, so I was wearing a leather coat and leather gloves.
I'm pretty beat up, but nothing in broken as of yet. My left hand is still too swollen to be sure at this point. The inpact broke the decocker off the inside of my H&K pistol, and ripped the cap off the bottom of my magazine. .45 rounds were all over the road. We just got new helmets 3 weeks ago, the full face/flip up version and it has afew scratches.
Overall I think I made out pretty well. I'm actually on the phone in the picture. My wife would probably faint if she heard I was in a crash and didnt hear my voice.
The nurse in the ER asked if I remembered her. "You wrote me a ticket on April 24th at 7:15 in the morning." I stoill had my sense of humor. I said, "Don't hate the player, hate the game." Then she gave me an I.V.