I’ve been commuting on bike for more than ten years and today was the first time a driver ever hit me. It was just a sideswipe, a push from the side of a passing truck, and it was alarming. I didn’t lose control of the bike and I was not hurt.
After it happened, I rode across the street to the Mount Rainier police department to report the incident to an officer who promptly pulled the driver over (!) and brought him back to talk to me and ticket him. Looking back, it feels fortuitous that everything turned out as well as it did.
Here’s the video (click on “HD” for maximum quality):
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