i just read martons thread and realized i never told netriders what happened to me in closure my bad. i was going straight thru an intersection where a white van with a 19 year p plater was waiting to turn right into a side street. he had advanced passed the line and the light turned red as i was going thru and he turned the wheel, put his foot down and nailed me. i saw a white line going thru my right thigh, it was the van's bonnet. my foot tore off at the joint and my femur, hip and pelvis was broken. my seat came off so i stood up on the left foot peg and wobbled with my right leg and boot dangling close to the road. i was heading for a pole very fast so i poked the pole with my left handle bar to absorb the impact thru the bike. it worked. i had a sub dural closed head injury that i can cope with. at one point my organs were requested, 3 days later my parents were told i wouldn't live thru the night. no one knew how much damage the head injury would do. when i woke up the first thing i said was 'where the f**k am i and get me the sh*t out of here. dad said 'well, she can string a sentence together'. 6 years later i got a letter from my local member of parliament passing on the netrider message. i was with a friend when i got the letter. i looked up and said 'whats a forum?' good on you sophie. it's cool you have parents who let you make your own choices. i would love to meet you sometime. cheers sorry, i stuffed up the pics. just so you know, only 1 leg was injured :grin: the 2nd xray was the same femur years later. i re-grew the bone with an ilizarov and it broke 48hrs later.