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Title: XTZFegen down
Post by: Blou Zebu on May 09, 2020, 02:32:23 pm
Seems that someone skipped a red light. And brought him down

He said via Whatsapp that he hurt his back and was on the way to the hospital.

Get better soon @XTZFegen
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: Blou Zebu on May 09, 2020, 02:35:58 pm
Just received this update
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Out of hospital. Booked off the week with physio everyday for my back.

No serious injuries thank God.

Witness reckons the guy was doing between 80 and 90km when he hit me.

They watched him accelerate when the light when red.

I ended up about 20 feet from the collision point.
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: Cracker on May 09, 2020, 03:48:37 pm
Mitch is bulletproof, he can handle a smack or two ..................  :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Post by: 2StrokeDan on May 09, 2020, 04:00:22 pm
I truly hope that you are alright, XTZ, get better soon!!
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: GravelFox on May 09, 2020, 04:41:07 pm
Hope not too serious and get better soon.


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Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: XTZFegen on May 09, 2020, 05:53:20 pm
 
Mitch is bulletproof, he can handle a smack or two ..................  :thumleft: :thumleft:

Hey Cracker,
Man that was a crazy day. I must say I can see why people get addicted to painkillers - I've just woken up.

The scary thing for me was I somehow managed to lift my right leg up and high enough a second before impact. Exactly where my leg was his car hit me.

I was thrown from the bike and ended up on the other side of the road facing on coming traffic.

Hospital staff at Clinton were awesome. Really great.

So all in all it turned out well Thank God.
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: 2StrokeDan on May 09, 2020, 05:55:37 pm
Great news!!
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: XTZFegen on May 09, 2020, 06:03:37 pm
That accident was scary. I dont know how I walked away with almost no injuries. I didn't even see the guy skipping the red light until he was almost on top of me side on. In what feels like 1 second I was able to lift my right leg over his bonnet, turn my bike to the left and then all I heard was a massive Bang! I dont know how I reacted the way I did - the body is amazing.

I went over the bonnet and ended up on the other side of the road and I watched my bike fly through the air and land and slide. I felt pain in my back the minute I stood up.

I just don't know how I have walked away from this with as little injuries as I have. It was a few quick movements in seconds I made and somehow all the pieces came together. I reckon had I not moved I'd have no leg today.

Crazy....

My poor bike though, she took the full impact.

Massive thanks to Halfdaft for coming out to help and take my bike. I didn't want to leave her with the guys at the accident scene.
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: IceCreamMan on May 09, 2020, 06:06:16 pm
Heal up quick. Good to hear you ok.

Get to watch spurs finish in Thursday night football.
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: XTZFegen on May 09, 2020, 06:08:56 pm
Heal up quick. Good to hear you ok.

Get to watch spurs finish in Thursday night football.

The rate we going I'll be back to the 90's watching them fight relegation.  :lol8:
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: sidetrack on May 09, 2020, 08:16:03 pm
 Glad you are ok  :thumleft:
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: DSRider.SA on May 09, 2020, 08:17:31 pm
Sounds like a good fall, walking away OK.

How is the bike?
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Post by: Oubones on May 09, 2020, 08:25:09 pm
Glad you are ok and hope you heal completely!
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: XTZFegen on May 09, 2020, 08:28:09 pm
Sounds like a good fall, walking away OK.

How is the bike?

Going past Halfdaft tomorrow to get a proper look. All damage to front end and side. Crashbars took a big hit so I'm worried about the frame. Halfdaft says the headlight cluster is all gone.

The idiot who hit me doesnt have insurance so I need to figure that part out now...
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Post by: Hardy de Kock on May 09, 2020, 08:28:58 pm
Happy to hear you are ok Mitch.
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: DSRider.SA on May 09, 2020, 08:31:32 pm
Sounds like a good fall, walking away OK.

How is the bike?

Going past Halfdaft tomorrow to get a proper look. All damage to front end and side. Crashbars took a big hit so I'm worried about the frame. Halfdaft says the headlight cluster is all gone.

The idiot who hit me doesnt have insurance so I need to figure that part out now...

Hope it is not too bad.

Sadly if the other party has no insurance you are pretty much on your own.
Let your insurance handle it, that is what they are there for.

Hope you can stretch the rest out in the morning.
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: XTZFegen on May 09, 2020, 08:44:49 pm
Sounds like a good fall, walking away OK.

How is the bike?

Going past Halfdaft tomorrow to get a proper look. All damage to front end and side. Crashbars took a big hit so I'm worried about the frame. Halfdaft says the headlight cluster is all gone.

The idiot who hit me doesnt have insurance so I need to figure that part out now...

Hope it is not too bad.

Sadly if the other party has no insurance you are pretty much on your own.
Let your insurance handle it, that is what they are there for.

Hope you can stretch the rest out in the morning.

I didn't phone Outsurance yet. Was put down the whole afternoon with painkillers.only just woken up. I'll get a case number tomorrow then report it to the insurance company.

I figured cause he doesnt have insurance then I'll have to foot the bill.

I've never had to claim in my life so a little nervous, not sure what the procedures are.
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: DSRider.SA on May 09, 2020, 08:48:27 pm
Donít stress it, just report and claim.

Yes you are correct, the other party will walk away, you are on your own, but your insurance needs to sort your shit out.
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: Sabre on May 09, 2020, 09:23:44 pm
Seeing that there was a witness, has the other party been charged with skipping the robot ? He can't walk away with no repercussions
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: XTZFegen on May 09, 2020, 09:32:01 pm
Seeing that there was a witness, has the other party been charged with skipping the robot ? He can't walk away with no repercussions

Metro was there. For 5 minutes. Said I must go to the Germiston police station and they left. Did fuck all...

Can I lay a charge against him for running the red light?
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: Ri on May 09, 2020, 10:32:23 pm
Great relief that you walked away from that, it is unbelievable! :o

Your insurance will sort you out. That's what insurance is for. You'll be responsible for any excess, but they'll cover the rest. Hope the excess is not too bad.

Since you're injured, you should also be able to claim from the Road Accident Fund, although how long that will take is anybody's guess. And don't let an ambulance chaser fool you into letting them handle the RAF claim for you.

All the best with fixing your body and your bike. Take it easy.
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: XTZFegen on May 10, 2020, 09:55:10 am
Lower circle is where my right leg would have been I'd I didnt somehow manage to move it. Second circle is where my shoulder slammed into the car.

2nd pic is where the  rest of the impact took place.

I ended up on the other side of the road after been thrown off the bike.

In the accident report he filed he said I jumped the red light...lying Ahole.
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: Andre E on May 10, 2020, 10:06:34 am
Jeez dude, J'burg scares me. Heal well.

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Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on May 10, 2020, 10:44:22 am
Mitch - report you version to the police, give your witnesses names & contact details as well, get the case number, call your insurance and report it. They may ask you to give a drawing of the indecent, but thats about it. They will then tell you where to take the bike for a check & quote, that gets submitted, you pay your excess (ask your insurance to claim from him, they will sue him for the excess) - if they recover the excess from the other party, they will refund you - procedure is pretty straightforward.

Heal quick, glad you OK!

Steve
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: Cracker on May 10, 2020, 10:56:56 am
Hey, I've got one of the bakkies. Nice to see they can take a beating and still drive.

I reckon he's lucky you weren't on a KTM or that thing woulda been destroyed. But then, if you'd been on a KTM he wouldn't have been quick enough to get you  >:D
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on May 10, 2020, 11:24:24 am
Glad you could walk away from the accident XTZ, thumbs up for reacting fast!! :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: jaybiker on May 10, 2020, 11:44:21 am
So scary when we get reminded of what can easily happen to any of us. Hope your pain is short lived and temporary Mitch, and that your bike damage gets sorted out eventually in a just manner. You don't deserve the loss!
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: roxenz on May 10, 2020, 12:28:05 pm
XTZFegen, sorry to hear about your accident. These people who don't give a fuck about killing or maiming innocent people and then lying about it just to make sure you know they don't care whether they hurt or kill you, make one's blood boil.

Went through a similar drama when a driver skipped a red light and hit my son (like you he had quick reflexes which allowed him to somersault over the car, only bruises and abrasions). Most important lesson was: get affidavits from the witnesses ASAP. With that your insurance will fuck up the other party.
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: Dorsland on May 10, 2020, 12:37:40 pm
Look, I love riding a bike but there is no way in hell I would risk my life to ride in traffic every day.  The driving ability and disregard for the law these days makes it a life threatening activity for you guys.

Glad you could walk away from that XTZFegen.  Hope that lying bastid gets his comeuppance in the not too distant future. 
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: XTZFegen on May 10, 2020, 01:07:48 pm
Mitch - report you version to the police, give your witnesses names & contact details as well, get the case number, call your insurance and report it. They may ask you to give a drawing of the indecent, but thats about it. They will then tell you where to take the bike for a check & quote, that gets submitted, you pay your excess (ask your insurance to claim from him, they will sue him for the excess) - if they recover the excess from the other party, they will refund you - procedure is pretty straightforward.

Heal quick, glad you OK!

Steve

Thanks for the advise Steve. Appreciate that.
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: XTZFegen on May 10, 2020, 01:11:15 pm
XTZFegen, sorry to hear about your accident. These people who don't give a fuck about killing or maiming innocent people and then lying about it just to make sure you know they don't care whether they hurt or kill you, make one's blood boil.

Went through a similar drama when a driver skipped a red light and hit my son (like you he had quick reflexes which allowed him to somersault over the car, only bruises and abrasions). Most important lesson was: get affidavits from the witnesses ASAP. With that your insurance will fuck up the other party.

That's part of the problem hey. Guys skipping red lights and driving like they want. It's actually scary and I did get a fright especially with the leg part. That's what kept me up last night, I still dont know how I reacted so fast to move my leg.

The leg part is what is still bugging me...but then again it is what it is.
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: DSRider.SA on May 10, 2020, 01:12:44 pm
Seeing that there was a witness, has the other party been charged with skipping the robot ? He can't walk away with no repercussions

Metro was there. For 5 minutes. Said I must go to the Germiston police station and they left. Did fuck all...

Can I lay a charge against him for running the red light?

Clearly they had more urgent matters to attend to, someone breaking lockdown regulations most likely.
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: Ventana on May 12, 2020, 08:33:20 am
Glad to hear you're ok and on the road to recovery  :thumleft:

I've been out on the bicycle most mornings since we moved to level 4 and I'm astonished at the number of cars going through red lights early in the morning (between 6am and 9am) - it's as if the motorists have gone bossies and just decided that stopping at a red robot is optional......be careful out there guys, whether we are right or wrong 2-wheels means we've got a greater chance of losing the fight.....
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Post by: Dwerg on May 12, 2020, 08:50:27 am
Glad youíre ok that couldíve turned out a lot different
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Post by: Tr0jan on May 12, 2020, 09:53:53 am
Mitch, glad you are okay. It's not your time yet man!
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: Roadhawg on May 12, 2020, 10:14:31 am

Since you're injured, you should also be able to claim from the Road Accident Fund, although how long that will take is anybody's guess. And don't let an ambulance chaser fool you into letting them handle the RAF claim for you.


As somebody who's gone through the whole RAF show, basically unless you lose a Limb or are partially paralysed you won't just get a pay out.  My case went all the way to 5 minutes before the actual court case, before a settlement offer was made. And that was after rounds of investigations by doctors appointed by the RAF and then by my lawyers, over about 2 years leading up to that point.

If you're just banged up, you won't get anything.
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: BlueBull2007 on May 14, 2020, 06:00:42 am
So glad you are okay! Imagine being in hospital during this crazy time...

You can get a new bike, not great but hey, wayyyy better than mending a crushed leg/pelvis, who knows what else...
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: XTZFegen on May 14, 2020, 11:13:04 am
So glad you are okay! Imagine being in hospital during this crazy time...

You can get a new bike, not great but hey, wayyyy better than mending a crushed leg/pelvis, who knows what else...

Very true.
Not sure if when I'll be back on a bike. Not anytime soon. I'm so careful when I ride and then you get a clown like this. I'm still trying to work out how I didn't him, anyway. If I get my bike back I think I'll be parking her up for awhile. Will see later what I decide to do.

Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: XTZFegen on May 14, 2020, 11:13:46 am
Thank you to everyone for all the kind messages and advise. Its really appreciated.
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: Cracker on May 14, 2020, 04:13:29 pm
It takes a bit of time but the itch will need to be scratched again ............. mind you, I haven't been on a bike for months now.

A mate of mine, who also rides bikes, had a fall a few weeks back and some bones fell out of his leg. He's not happy at all, crutching round the house, wacking the dog.

Fell off a roof but says he can't wait to get back to work.
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: 2StrokeDan on May 14, 2020, 07:15:28 pm
It takes a bit of time but the itch will need to be scratched again ............. mind you, I haven't been on a bike for months now.

A mate of mine, who also rides bikes, had a fall a few weeks back and some bones fell out of his leg. He's not happy at all, crutching round the house, wacking the dog.

Fell off a roof but says he can't wait to get back to work.


"some bones fell out of his leg"   :eek7: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: XTZFegen on May 15, 2020, 01:23:02 pm
It takes a bit of time but the itch will need to be scratched again ............. mind you, I haven't been on a bike for months now.

A mate of mine, who also rides bikes, had a fall a few weeks back and some bones fell out of his leg. He's not happy at all, crutching round the house, wacking the dog.

Fell off a roof but says he can't wait to get back to work.

 :spitcoffee:
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on May 15, 2020, 03:24:20 pm
and some bones fell out of his leg.

In future I will tell people some vertabrae fell out of my back maybe they will understand better!! :lol8: :lol8: :lol8: :spitcoffee: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: XTZFegen on May 20, 2020, 12:55:49 pm
R79k damages to the Triumph. Bike has been written off. Sad that the little lady went out like this....
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Post by: ClimbingTurtle on May 20, 2020, 01:03:42 pm
R79k damages to the Triumph. Bike has been written off. Sad that the little lady went out like this....

Damn!!  :eek7:

Sorry to hear that Mitch!

What next then?
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: XTZFegen on May 20, 2020, 02:06:00 pm
R79k damages to the Triumph. Bike has been written off. Sad that the little lady went out like this....

Damn!!  :eek7:

Sorry to hear that Mitch!

What next then?

Long days in traffic with my Ford Fiesta.  :lol8:

Nothing at the moment. Covid messing with any plans I might have had.
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: Jacobsroodt on May 20, 2020, 02:31:37 pm
I often stop at the next traffic light and ask the driver why he/she skipped the light. The arrogance of my daring to ask!!! Nobody think that they have done wrong.
I hope you institute a court case against the driver for attempted murder. They should pay for a long time.
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: XTZFegen on May 20, 2020, 03:24:16 pm
I often stop at the next traffic light and ask the driver why he/she skipped the light. The arrogance of my daring to ask!!! Nobody think that they have done wrong.
I hope you institute a court case against the driver for attempted murder. They should pay for a long time.

I was thinking of doing that. What would the process be? Do you know?
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: EssBee on May 20, 2020, 07:25:40 pm
Only saw this now.....yikes, dude, this could have ended way worse I suppose. Glad you're ok though. Cannot believe the 2309 that hit you had the audacity to say you jumped a red light  >:(
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: SuperDavexlv750r on May 20, 2020, 11:28:38 pm
Mitch is bulletproof, he can handle a smack or two ..................  :thumleft: :thumleft:

I feel sorry for the guy who hit him... when Mitch finds him. That JHB South culture will take over.  :thumleft:

Glad to hear that you ok Mitch!
Title: Re: XTZFegen down
Post by: XTZFegen on May 21, 2020, 10:07:21 am
Mitch is bulletproof, he can handle a smack or two ..................  :thumleft: :thumleft:

I feel sorry for the guy who hit him... when Mitch finds him. That JHB South culture will take over.  :thumleft:

Glad to hear that you ok Mitch!

 :lol8:  :lol8: