Heading home yesterday, as usual traffic outbound is busy and backed up at every set of lights and traffic heading into the city is virtually nonexistant. I see a rider using the oncoming traffic lane to reach the front of the pack. It's something I've never had the nerve to do and up till yesterday was incredibly envious. But this guy wasn't so fortunate yesterday, as he approached the lights they turned green and the car at the front went to turn right, directly into the path of the rider. They collided and the rider went down heavily and slid for another 6-7 meters or so. I parked and went over to assist, in the 30 or seconds it would have taken me to get there he managed to bum-shuffle his way out of the oncoming traffic and a crowd had moved in to divert the traffic and tend to him. Another rider and I helped to get the bike off the road. It was fantastic to see everyone (except people in their cars) make an effort to assist where they could. He initially seemed fairly OK considering although his right ankle was at right angles and pointing in. There was also a fairly sharp edge pushing against the bottom of his jeans that I can only imagine was his bone. Anysort of gore doesn't really effect me, but the deep groans of pain were something that really made my stomache churn. I don't mean to sound slack, I wish the guy all the best and hope he makes a full and speedy recovery, but I'm sure even he would agree that taking on the traffic in that way is just not worth it.