Well, New to the site, new to bikes and new to the Near miss thread. All i can say is that it wasn't a near miss, but a small coming off and crash on Friday afternoon. Cause? cut off by a car on my right side as i went around the two lane roundabout. I consider the event partly my fault, obviously the driver being reckless and getting right up close to me whilst driving at a fairly fast speed for a roundabout, bit of inexperience and panic on my behalf as i assumed he'll hit me and instinct kicked in and i probably did the wrong thing to avoid the driver, bit off road surface issues (gravel on the outerside of the left lane) and end result one road slide into the gutter on the Ninja. How it happen? Riding down a one lane road, approaching a roundabout that has left lane going straight, right lane turning, as i was approaching the two lane roundabout i noticed a car quickly catching pace behind me, thought nothing of it at the time, focused on the road ahead, roundabout was clear so continued through, headed straight through sticking to the left lane, the car came up nice and close to the right side of me as they(the car) turned right from the right lane, almost clipping me with their front left, must have instinctive reacted to avoid (most likely panicked due to inexperience), next thing i know my front gave out, was sliding with my right side pinned under the bike, straight into the gutter. Bastards sped off without a concern. Managed to get out from under the bike, lift it and push it onto the nature strip. Damage wasn't too serious for either myself or the bike as i wasn't going at any great speed. Typical fairing cracks and scrapes with the front forks being slightly unaligned due to the hit into the gutter. I ended up getting some decent abrasion on my knee and ankle and lots of bumps and bruises. Pretty lucky outcome. Local residents came out to assist and were wonderful. One lady saw the whole thing and wanted to call the Police as she believes the driver was reckless. End of the day bike isn't too bad, I'm not too bad, and I'll just consider that an unlucky moment and inexperience on my behalf. Will fix the bike and jump back on. Worst was pushing the Ninja 250 2km back to the house . - Did i mention it was on lend from my brother in law - ARgghh offered to buy it off him but he was cool with it. Well that's my 1st road crash. Thank God it wasn't worse.