first of all, sorry if this is rambling, my head is on a little crooked and I just wanted to get this out. second, :nopity: with that out of the way: This afternoon I was heading home from Box Hill South up Station street, I was in the left lane (of 2) and there was sporadic parked cars which I was skimming (plenty of room to not have to change lanes). Came past a group of 3 parked cars then about a car length and a half past them a 4wd from the next lane pulled into my lane abruptly (no signal)—and more importantly—into me. I went down like a sack of shit. My handlebar hit his car in front of the side mirror. After I bounced off the car my rear tyre shot out left, bike went down RHS first and slid tyres first. I got thrown, landed right shin and right shoulder on the footpath and rolled. Was travelling about 25–30km/h. By the time I stood up there was 6 or 7 people around me, another 5 or so within a minute. Never heard "are you alright mate" so many times haha. A few guys helped get my bike up the gutter and hit the killswitch for me because I couldn't figure it out, I was a bit scattered. Damage to bike: Right footpeg aiming the wrong way, mirror stalk sheered off, bikini fairing cracked and bent, fuel tank dinted, top box scratched up, triple clamps/forks not straight, brake lever snapped, right hand bar end weight bent to all hell. Instrument cluster is flapping around. Exhaust is bent out of shape. Radiator is touching the exhaust headers (I don't know if it was like that before). scratches on most plastics on RHS of bike. damage to me: pretty much none I was wearing RJs tour something boots, draggin jeans, leather jacket and a snowboarding jacket over the top, and some RST race style gloves. I have a little skin missing from where I evidently shin kicked the kerb, bruised leg and sore shoulder. All the gear did it's job, and a youth misspent skateboarding has taught me how to take a fall (keep your wrists in!). I've already lodged a claim with Swann, hoping everything goes smoothly. my takeaway: it happened so damn quickly. So. damn. quickly. I think I got out lucky, my bike weighs 250kgs and I'm glad it didn't end up on top of me. The driver was not apologetic, he didn't think he was in the wrong. I'll let the insurance companies decide that. Shit happens, but in the end I got up and walked away, so it isn't too bad. be vigilant out there people, ride safe.