Just returned to my computer after being at an accident scene involving a Harley and a full size van. It was not clear how it all went down, but either way, I don't have to tell you who faired out better. It's too early to point the finger of blame onto anyone, but defensive riding is smart riding and I think it was missing in this situation, as was good safety gear.
Rider, I truely hope the best for you.
As exciting as it is to be riding again for the season, please take care out there. I only know personally a handful of people on the forum (except the Interior section) but I would hate to see yet another an RIP thread started.
Just my 2 cents.