Hey all, just thought I'd tell my story from the other night, maybe someone saw the aftermath. About 8pm on thursday i was heading northbound on Pennant Hills Road just after Patricks pub thingy, I was travelling in the lane closest to the oncoming traffic, as I was passing an 18 wheeler the pr_ck indicated and swerved into my lane at the same time on a right hand bend. Within seconds I had nowhere to go because i was halfway through overtaking and was level with the midsection of his trailer. The truck took my whole lane and the next thing I knew was I was spinning on my back on the other side of the road. I quickly stood up and the car following me had stopped and the guy was yelling to me to get off the road, all I could think of was 'where is my bike'. I couldnt see the truck or my bike because apparently the bike got wedged under the rear axle of the trailer and the truck had pulled up a few hundred metres up the road. Several people stopped and were very helpful and kind, they called an ambulance and waited till they arrived. I got taken to hospital and it turns out that I have a cracked rib, cracked shoulder blade, fractured shoulder (up the top), torn ligament in shoulder area, I have a grazed knee and I have internal bruising near my kidneys which hurts like a b_tch and has swelled up huge. It hurts to move everything pretty much. I was wearing all gear, helmet is badly grazed from the concrete as I slid across the road, my leather/kevlar jacked is badly grazed, the kevlar absorbed a lot of the impact and the back is also all grazed from the sliding, my boots are ok and I was just wearing normal jeans which stood up ok aswell-just a very small whole at the right knee. I keep looking at my jacket and thinking how much more badly injured I would have been if I had been squidding... Please people wear you gear it will save ALOT of hurt! I went and saw my bike, it is literally FLAT. Apparently the truck dude kept reversing over it to try and get it out from under his truck... its totally rooted! Now.... I only have 3rd party insurance and when I went to give my statement to the Police they suggested that because our stories are conflicting they may not find anyone at fault. If that happens it means my insurance won't get paid right? I just don' understand. I mean, I was travelling in along in my lane and the truck merged straight into me... I would have assumed that as a tort of law he would be instantly found to be at fault? I also have the guys number whom was driving behind me and said he saw it all and agreed that I had nowhere to go when he came into my lane Anyways, thankyou to all who stopped to make sure I was ok WEAR YOUR GEAR PEOPLE!