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Richie's / Dr. Pepper's minor crash

I went out to Orient Point today and had a wonderful day of riding until I was almost home and got hit by a car pulling out of the CVS drug store in East Patchogue. That ruined a beautiful day for me. It was a hit and run. The guy took off after hitting me with his BMW. I had two witnesses who stayed and gave information to the police. The impact knocked the front license plate off his car and I gave it to the police. They were going to go after him. I don't know what happened with that.

I am fine, I ended up laying in the street but did not get hurt at all. All my safety gear did its job of protecting me from the pavement but my bike, (Dr. Pepper), is banged up in the front end. The front fender and right lower wind deflector are shot and I don't know about the forks and brake roters. Every thing on the front of the bike is knocked way out of adjustment, mirrors, brake and clutch perches, foot pegs etc. The crash bars and saddlebag protective bars did their job of keeping the bike off the pavement. I was able to ride the bike home. Now I have to wait and see what happens with the insurance company.

Needless to say, I won't be riding for a while.

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That's sucks Rich, glad your OK. Hope they catch that SOB and prosecute him.

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If his plate got ripped off, he knew he hit you. Hope they nail him. In the meantime, keep the vitamin I nearby. Glad you were wearing gear!

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Glad you are ok and that's the important thing!!! The bike can be replaced or fixed. Rest my friend. Gentle hugs ((((hugs))))
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Glad you are ok Rich! Hope the idiot gets the book thrown at him. Hope your recovery goes well, I have a feeling that you will be a bit sore....

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That's good the license plate came off. Makes it easy to catch the sob. Sorry about your victory
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Wow, Rich, great to hear that YOU took no harm! Too bad about the doc, of course.


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Oh, holy CHRIST, Rich!!!!! <<<ENORMOUS HUGS>>> I can't tell you how glad I am that you're OK.

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sorry to read this rich...glad your ok and hope when you wake up tomorrow nothing will be hurting that isn't hurting now. Hope the insurance company's, both his and yours, make it right for you. Take care.

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Glad that u are ok Rich!

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