Waiting to turn right off the Hagley Road onto Meadow Road this morning. I could see that there were some cars coming out of Meadow Road (which is a small side road) and therefore I put myself forward quite a bit to give them some room and then I just waited for the traffic to clear enough for me to make the turn myself. Next thing I know I'm on the floor wrapped around my bike - it turns out that the first car turning right just didn't see me and ploughed straight into my back wheel - I imagine that he was doing some speed as he was trying to get over four lanes of traffic pretty quick. He spun my bike out from under me and I landed in a heap - on my bum - but was okay really. He was really apologetic and everything and I have his registration name and telephone number. There were also two people who gave me their names and addresses for witness purposes. I was surprised at the amount of people that came over to ask if I was okay. I told the driver that I thought I was okay and that I though my bike was okay but I was not sure. When I got home (as I just went back home as I felt really really shaken up) I had a better look. My leg is all bruised and scratched and I have a bit bruise on my bum - attractive!) My bike however has a buckled back wheel a scratched mudguard and the handlebar tape has been really damaged on one side. My boyfriend is worried about the carbon fibre element of the bike as he says it can weaken it from an impact and it might crack - he explained it better than that but I am useless! Now that I am at work though my neck is really hurting - is it possible to get whiplash when you are on a bike?! I just don't know. I will have to take my bike to my LBS to see if they can assess the damage I suppose and then ask for payment from the driver - I can't imagine it coming in at less than £100 or so though - I don't want to have to fit a new wheel myself and the bike is only 5 months old and I don't want to live with tatty bar tape that wasn't caused by me. Has anyone had any trouble with people paying up on stuff like this? I'm glad I am okay though - it could have been so much worse - he could have pushed me into the oncoming traffic - those of you who remember my thread called "no wonder they call me reluctant" will be able to tell me "I told you so" about this particular junction and I will admit defeat now and use the crossing I think!