I had my first ever accident not long ago (see below) excluding a thumb size dint on my dads car at a track day 5 years or more ago, and it made me wonder what caused peoples first road accident on their bike and how many have they had since? As for the details they are below but it may disturb some people. i'm pretty stoked to be breathing and functioning but missing riding beyond belief and my bike heaps R.I.P. my first iron horse, steed of my life. Just over three weeks ago after a coffee night i was going home to watch house and life before leaving for the GP to flag for the next four days when i saw a car coming from left field quicker than i thought they should be towards a semi blind intersection (them approaching a stop sign). On the brakes as hard as i could trying to pull up before the intersection as the car appeared in front of me, aiming my bike for the left side of the road thinking please move the f*#k out of the way i realised i was screwed. at this point i closed my eyes (less than 5 m away at 60 - 80 k) to minamise the damage as if u don't know when the impact is it does't do as much damage (possibly). with the arse end stepped out sliding the bike i heard the crunching of the forks and faring into the side of the car then TKO next i'm waking up on the side of the road check hands and toes, try to rise bad move due to pain and being held still by some smart people, got them to call my wife (bad move as she had to wait 40 min for a call from the cops telling her where i was off to) turns out i've nearly ripped my leg off at the knee as i've landed and need a full reco, but looking at the helmet and rest of the gear i head butted the car and landed on my upper back at some point crushing my back protector so + infinity to good gear, - heaps to silly people who speed through blind intersections and stop signs. things of interest, ambulance ladys are beautiful when your knackered no matter what. balls get sore during bike stacks and according to the alfred trauma ward occasionally ripped off (sorry guys but its been building up on me) alfred staff are awesome, morphine makes me seedy, snapping ligaments hurt more than mashed nuts, lacerated spleens, and bruised lungs. I'll live, look forward to riding again in about 3 - 6 months and at present am just sitting around jealous of every bike i hear riding past my place so for those who don't mind sharing what got u?