Cycling down Tooting High Street this afternoon in the lovely, shiny, blue CycleSuperHighway (littered with parked cars as usual).
Stationary traffic to my right as is also the usual case.
A car turned through a gap in the stationary traffic from the oncoming lane and unfortunately drove through me in the process.
Thankfully I just saw her coming in time to control my fall on to her bonnet and only had a mild bounce along the road.
I had a helmet on and suffered no injuries at all, not even a bruise or a graze.
Alas, the same can not be said for my poor Geekhouse.
My front rim is completely destroyed, as is the hub I think.
The forks and frame seem fine, but obviously I need to get this checked out.
I have the driver's details and told her that I expect her to pay for the damage to my bike but I'm not interested in being an arse and making a claim on her insurance or anything like that, but it's a pretty expensive bike she decided to drive through and I feel she should pay.
She disputed liability as "you were going too fast and not looking where you were going. The other driver waved me through. I had the right of way".
All of this is complete bullshit to my mind.
Can anyone suggest where would be good to get the frame/fork checked out for alignment?
I'm based in South London so local would be better.
I took pictures at the scene, got her contact details, car registration etc.
Anything else I should have done?
I've not contacted the police as I was uninjured - should I call them?
Behold my poor bike:
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