After 5 months of riding, I had my first ever incident on the roads yesterday. I'm writing this to share my experience and record all the events that occurred. TL;DR Driver merged into me. Bike's a write off. I'm OK. The driver is lying about what happened. At around 12:45pm on the 26th of July Riding east on High Street road, intending on turning right on Warrigal road. The right turning lane starts as one lane, then splits into 2. See: https://maps.google.com.au/?ll=-37.865598,145.092102&spn=0.000906,0.001737&t=h&z=20 I enter the right hand turning lane, and continue on to the further right hand lane. A 2009 Volvo sedan driver is in the left most right turning lane and is about half a car length ahead of me. He begins to brake slowly as we are approaching the red light at the intersection. Suddenly, and without indication, he merges into my lane just as I'm next to his front-right fender. My horrible illustration to help explain the event (Green is me, blue is the car): There was no time to react. I saw his wheels turn right, and then I woke up on the road. I was very concussed and I attempted to walk over to the south side of High Street, however it was more like a drunken stager and my knees kept giving out. A van driver pulled over and told me to sit down. I did so, but then I saw my bike lying in the middle of the road and thought I should move it. The van driver stops me, and sits me down again. At this point a woman who had been walking down from the KFC at that time ran up to me and asked if I was alright. She said she saw the whole thing. I took down her phone number. Another witness turns up, he saw everything from the point of impact. Here's my impact on the car: Now it's 12:55pm I call 000, tell them I've been in an accident. Ambulance come and the police come. I'm taken in the ambulance and checked out. Had no idea what month it was. I tell the ambos to watch my heart rate as I call my mum to tell her what's happened. They chuckle as it spikes. Unfortunately, the female witness that saw everything left before the police came. Couple hours later I've recovered a bit, head was still a little foggy. Working with the RACV to get a claim lodged. The bike was insured under a third party policy, so I'm relying on the other party being found at fault. During my talks with the RACV they express their frustrations with getting information out of the other driver. His english skills are almost nonexistent, and they tell me all they could get out of the driver at first was "He hit me, he hit me". Over the next hour the driver tells 2 different stories. Story 1: He was in the right most lane. I overtook him on the opposite side of the road, and then merged into him. Story 2: He was turning right into KFC (over a solid white line), and I tried to overtake him on the opposite side of the road. I don't want this guy to get away with putting my life in danger. I'm trying my best to ensure that he is held accountable for causing the incident. The bike I just heard this morning that the bike is a complete write-off. This is not unexpected, as you'll see in the photos. Fairings broken. You can also see my radiator fluid leaking out. Cluster ripped around the bike. Total damage: Frame bent Radiator extremely damaged Fairings ripped off and hanging Cluster over to the left Gear shifter sitting where my pegs should Left foot peg bent Lessons learnt I've been mulling over in my head what I could have done to prevent this incident. Couple thoughts: If I had been positioned further to the right of my lane I may have had time to avoid him. But the would have put me into the opposite lane. If I had sat behind him, waited until he was fully stopped, and then filtered to the front, the whole thing could have been avoided. Thanks for reading guys.