Scene: On my way to work this morning coming down La Trobe St, sitting in the right lane, at the top end near Victoria Parade, coming up to the Exhibition St intersection. As I'm coming down the hill, still probably 200m from the intersection itself I spot a potential bingle: car slowing down with indicator on about to turn left and a nice shiny Subaru Liberty sitting right up it's arse wishing the person would hurry up and turn already. Nearing closer to the intersection I cover my brakes slow a tad (probably going 5k's over coming down the hill) and prepare for the Subi to do exactly what it looked as though it was about to do. Problem: Probably 15 meters away from the rear end of the Subi in the right lane (still travelling probably 40-50 after slowing a bit anticipating), Mr Impatient decided to do a, no headcheck, no mirror, no indication merge to go around the still left turning vehicle in front. Watching the blokes hands move the wheel without indicating made me grab a handful of front and a tad of rear to try and stop or avoid being squished, but being still relatively new to riding, I hadn't been put in the position where I had to grab HEAPS of brake. Anywhoo, I was probably next to this blokes fuel cap at this stage when he continues merging still not noticing, pushing me into the bars and gutter of the -middle of the road tram stop- thingo squishing me and making the bike jump from gutter to car. After passing the tram stop and the car moving back into the left I fly off a bit into the middle of the road (on the tram tracks) in amazment I wasn't put down and adrenaline going nuts. I recover, come back into the right lane, next to the guy that looked as though he was about to keep driving, and signalled him to pull over, which he mouthed "I am" or something similar (took your time, you just passed about 10 car spots on the side of the road!). Anyway, getting off the bike, hands shaking a tad, I inspected my bike as well as I could, as he steps out and says "Are you right?" to which I bluntly said "yeah". Not too sure why I didn't go off my nut but being on my way to work, priority was work, not having a verbal on the side of the road in high 30 degree weather. Anyway Mr Libery, gives no apology, didn't admit to being at fault, nothing, was silent until I demanded details. Took some snaps of the side of his car, and had another look at the bike making sure forks still looked straight and pottered off to work still shaken. Still not happy, and am going to have the everything inspected properly to make sure forks fehked and the like. Thinking about it now in hindsight, I probably should have anticipated what was about to happen far before it did. Whether it was the heat, or the inexperience I'm not too sure. Thoughts? EDIT*** Going back on google maps and looking at the tram stop in which the bloke made me get friendly with, there are little gaps about half a meter long seperating it for pedestrians I'm assuming to walk through. Considering how hard I got whacked in the gutter/bars of the tram stop, luckily I was pushed into one of the gaps. Surely would have come off from that.