I was knocked off last night by a driver in Bushey, not too far from home.
I was travelling East down London Road as a young driver, heading west, was turning right into King Edwards Road. She turned across my lane just as I approached, I shouted, braked hard and swerved left but she hit my back wheel (I think) knocking me off the bike just inside King Edwards Road.
She got out of the car, made sure I was ok and was very apologetic. I got up, moved out of the road, moved my bike and caught my breath. I suggested she move the car out of the middle of the road.
I'm luckily fine, I can't have hit the ground hard, so we exchange details. She makes a comment about how I "should wear a high-viz vest or something", I say she should have seen me and my 1000 lumen front light and bright red jacket and she should look more carefully, she said we both should (wtf, I'm thinking 'I saw you perfectly'). We left it quite pleasant.
I get home and check the bike over, all good except for a scraped rear QR lever, it's my winter bike so I'm not so precious. No damage to kit, helmet or anything else it seems.
I was thinking of texting her to say I'm not taking it any further but to reiterate the point of looking carefully and that she should have seen me. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?