Yesterday, stuck in traffic. Right hand lane about 6 cars back. I noticed a bike at the front in the right lane but over to the left and a car next to him. Traffic moves off, bike ahead of the traffic. 300 metres on we come to another set of lights. However, the bike, for some reason got stuck behind a truck. I'm behind 3 cars. Bike decides to move from the left lane to try and get to the front. Next thing I see is that he's gone arse up. I couldn't see how it happened, but at first glance it seems that he lost his balance. Whatever, the passenger in the car in front of me jumps out and gives the guy a hand with his bike. It's wheeled onto the median strip. Meanwhile, the driver in the car happens to turn on these red and blue flashing lights. Oops. A young woman who was in a 4WD who was near the guy also got out of her car to assist. Not sure if she was involved. Whether he clipped her vehicle or she clipped him. Whatever, the cops who were detectives, had a first hand view of the incident. Hmm. What an embarrassment. dropping the bike, after attempting to "lane split/filter" to the head of the line. And in front of cops, too. Guy didn't look particularly happy. The bike, a VTR SP2 didn't appear to be damaged, but hard to tell. Cops waved us on, no rubber necking, thanks. I came back that way 10 mins. later. No-one about. Obviously any problems were sorted quickly and everyone went about their business. You never know who'll be lurking in cars, these days. I saw an umarked car the other day with a Hayman Reece hitch. It was a Commodore with no body bits (rear wing, etc.) hanging off it. But it was a V8. I only knew that it was an unmarked car because of the flashing lights in the rear window and that the cop was directing traffic in the toy run down here. So, if you see a current model Commode with a hitch and a largish mobile phone lookalike antenna hanging off the back window then chances are it's plod. Just like the detective's car yesterday (it too had a towbar).