Surveillance camera captures a classic “left cross” collision.
Ana from Champaign, IL went over the hood of a car after the driver attempted a left turn without checking to ensure both oncoming lanes were clear.
According to the video, Ana is uninjured, though her front wheel was damaged.
My first serious bike-vs-car collision was a left cross a lot like this, except it was a “right cross” since it happened on Japan, where traffic is on the left. I was a teen riding my dad’s custom built touring bike to a friend’s house. I was taking the lane but was following a large truck in a line of traffic. A young GI tried to shoot the gap immediately behind the truck with her Datsun Fairlady Z when she hit me.
I bounced up and over the hood and broke out her windshield, then rolled and landed on my feet without injury. My dad’s nice bike unfortunately, went under the car and didn’t survive the crash.