I've had my fair share of near misses and accidents and have learned something from each of them. I have also learnt alot from other riders when I was in my earlier years of riding, which probably saved me from more. So I thought it might be an idea for people to post their close calls and accidents, and let us know what they learned. I'll start off with this one. I was filtering through stationary traffic on a 4 lane road. I was between the far right and the next lane. Doing about 20k's I came up to a van on the left, and a guy jumped out infront of me. I collided with him, and he took both me and the bike down. A bit of damage to the bike, and he had blood running down from his knee. I was able to ride away and he went to the hospital. What I learnt; If you are filtering through traffic, and come across a vehicle you can't see past, slow down to walking pace, so you can be ready for whatever jumps out infront of you.