Thankfully, this isn't a sad story about a tragic accident that I've had, but I'm going to post a thread about it for both my own peace of mind, and for those who come along at a later date. Hopefully my jottings will be useful. After a tad over 5 months of riding, I've had my first accident involving a car. Backstory: I follow the same route every single time I commute to work. It's predictable, fairly low traffic and stimulates my mind enough to keep the monotony away. A stretch of New St, Brighton/Elsternwick had been resurfaced, and subsequently had started to come up due to the heatwave we had. Conditions had changed, so until the council organised it to be resurfaced yet again I took that stretch very carefully. Circumstances were as follows: I had begun my journey from home, and came across the torn up bits of bitumen on New St. At this point, I slowed to roughly 50km/hr as there were dinner-plate sized bits of the road missing. Approaching the roundabout at the corner of New St and Bent Ave - Brighton/Elsternwick, the road had large chunks missing, so i slowed to roughly 25-30km/hr to take the turn - noticing a black SUV/4WD around 30-35 meters from the intersection. The intersection as per google maps : Google map of the intersection I entered the intersection at approximately 20 - 25km/hr, and was almost out of the intersection as the SUV/4WD hit the rear of my bike. The bike threw a wobble, and I managed to hold on and execute an emergency stop as my rack bag exploded behind me. I'm counting my lucky stars that I didn't drop the bike or come off. Damage to the bike is currently unknown and is going to be looked at next Tuesday. It's ridable.. but there's a few new sounds in the back - quite annoying after I had it serviced just last week. The driver stopped, and admitted fault - she was more hysterical than I was. Details were exchanged, and the call to the insurance company indicated that it'd be a no-fault claim. At this point I still feel that I'm in shock. I've got the shakes - but the adrenaline has worn off and I've got achey joints and a mild headache. I'm keen to learn if there's much more I can do. Given that the driver probably wasn't going to stop and give way ( or at least, moreso ) I'm tempted to say there's no more preparation I could have done. EDIT: I went to the local police statement to grab a stat dec form, but the officer on duty recommended that I make a police report instead, as the stat dec wouldn't help me for my insurance ( I was wanting to cover my ass just in case the driver turned around and tried to claim I was at fault ). Not entirely sure if there'll be any action from this.