It had to happen

Bike_accident_6Sep2013IMG_0154cropWell it did, I got knocked off my bike on 6th September. There was not much traffic, and yet, someone in a BMW came in from my left at the junction above and ran into my back wheel. I was riding along Jalan Boon Lay at perhaps 25 km/h, with front and rear lights flashing, and with my helmet on, as usual. I was on my way to NTU after a meeting in town. It was about 2  pm. The car came in from Jurong West Central 3. I got thrown over the handle bars and ended up with scraped knees and elbows, and quite a few bruises, but luckily, nothing more serious.

The driver was apologetic, but this does not make up for the fact that I could have been seriously hurt. My back wheel was quite smashed, and the rack was bent, but luckily the bicycle frame was OK, so just minor damage.