On my way to work October 18th a woman driving a Dodge quad-cab pickup beside me did an abrupt lane change without looking and hit my RT. I went into a massive tank slapper and managed to save it just as I crossed the oncoming lanes of traffic, hit a curb and got ejected. I landed hard on my face and left shoulder. I got an ambulance ride to the hospital on a back board, X-rays, CT scan, MRI and was kept overnight for observation.
With ATGATT the only exterior marks were a raspberry above my left eye, a bloody nose and a fat lip. There is some damage to my neck. Something wrong with a couple of discs, and ligament damage, with numbness in both hands. I spent two weeks wearing a cervical collar and go in shortly for another MRI and a visit to the neurosurgeon. As a complicated aside, my wife is acutely ill and I am her primary caregiver.
The bike had over $14K in damage and has been written off. Today I picked up a cheque and signed over the ownership for the RT to the insurance company. It just dawned on me that for the first time since 1984 I don't own a BMW. The Triumph looks pretty lonely by itself in the garage.