Went out for a ride to Serpentine/Jarrahdale for the morning 31/12/06, left around 8am was a great relaxing ride and then had coffee at the cafÃ© by the Dam. Came home approximately 11am and decided to take both the kids for a gentle ride around the coast at about 11.30am Approximately 11.40am was riding through the intersection of Read and Rae rds doing around 45kph when a white Ute came though the side ramp from Rae to join Read without stopping. I swerved to the right in an attempt to go down the gap between the oncoming car and the car to my right but he took it wide and hit the left side of my bike and possibly my leg. We both came off and slid/rolled roughly 40 mtrs. My leg was in a lot of pain and at first I was unable to move or see Nathan. Eventually being able to stand up I found my way over to him but by that time there was many bystanders taking care of the whole situation. I was told to sit down which I didnâ€™t as was too concerned with Nathans welfare and his injuries. Then a nurse was there and looking after him. Someone helped me to pick up my bike and move it from the road. I then had a look at my knee to see the damage and something was embedded in it. The ambulance came and they took over getting Nathan first then me into separate vehicles and going to the Rockingham Hospital. The Drs at the hospital struggled and pulled out the piece in my knee only to find it was a 40mm+ long piece of the plastic letters GSXF from my bike and it possibly penetrated my cartilage. After x-rays where taken of my leg they found the ankle was broken, Nathan didnâ€™t need any as the Drs were satisfied he was structurally sound. Transferred to Fremantle hospital for setting of the ankle and because of the type of injury to my knee it had to be operated on to clean out any bugs, grime or particles behind the knee cap and to check if the piece of plastic had penetrated cartilage which it had not. All of this was done whilst I was under anaesthetic. I spent the rest of my time in the ward room recovering and being looked after extremely well by the staff of Fremantle Hospital. I have had to try learning to walk with a Zimmer frame at first and then crutches or I canâ€™t come home. Came home about 5pm 01/01/07 and now struggling to get around the house ect. Muscles in Chest Abs Arms and Shoulders and legs hurt. Have taken photos of Nathanâ€™s injuries and the damage to my bike and numerous phone calls to insurance and repairers and now waiting for the bike to be taken away to be looked at and ascertained if it can be fixed. I am told there will be an appointment made for me at the outpatientâ€™s clinic in approximately a weekâ€™s time where I will have leg examined and x-rayed again and possible a walking boot cast put on. From my perspective, the Left hand side of the bike needs to be replaced and hopefully the frame work isnâ€™t twisted but I am not confident due to how it looks at this point in time. Sorry I dont have any idea how to add the little photos's to the post.