I was in a scooter accident back in November. I have been riding for about 1.5 years and have never had an incident. I also took a motorcycle safety class when I first started and was the only one to pass with a perfect score.
I was headed West on Wilshire Blvd riding home from school and a car pulled out from the right side of me to make a left turn onto Wilshire to head East. I didn't have enough time to get around him, and since he was essentially stopped in the middle of the road blocking both lanes of traffic, there was no option except to attempt to get around him. I was closer to his front end, so I veered left toward the middle of the road and nearly made it.
I didn't though and the right front side of my scooter hit his front bumper. This sent me to the left, and when I tried to correct, I was too off balance from the impact that I was unable to. This sent me and the scooter down on the right side. The scooter slid out from under me and down the road about 100 feet. And I rolled about 3 times before coming to a stop on my back.
The only injury I suffered was a pretty bad abrasion and bruise on my hip, which took the impact.
The guy's insurance company has accepted liability and will pay for my scooter and computer that was in my backpack.
So my question for all of you is this: If this happened to you, would you keep riding? Why or why not?