Re: Pulled Out Onto Busy Road
Yeah, just because the vehicles did not actually collide does not mean that there was no "accident" or that you were not responsible for the crash. You failed to yield and the motorcycle driver had the choice to either lay the bike down or go flying over your hood. From your description, he sounds like an experienced rider and made the right choice. However, there is no way that that bike went down without suffering damage...damage that you are responsible for even if the bike never touched your car. I don't doubt that he was pissed and cussed at you. Your inattention could have seriously injured him. But, that doesn't excuse you from your obligations when involved in a crash.
Behind the badge is a person. Behind the person is an ego. This is as it should be, person at the center and ego to the back.