Sorry I have to let it out. I felt bad that I broke the no- accident record on the Bikers for Burn event.
Me and my brother was heading home from Harrison after the 7th annual Bikers for Burn. I was leading and both of us were not familar with roads around Maple Ridge. We were on Lougheed and heading west when coming to Haney bypass, which I thought it should be the time to make a left turn but missed the line up. When I approached the tracffic light, there was a big gap (2~3 cars gap) on the line up, althought I shouldn't have done it, I decided to signal and cut into the line from the center lane. (as shown in picture) My brother followed. But just when he made a quick shoulder check for the gap, he couldn't break fast enough not to hit me. He dropped his bike and slid on the ground, but the bike didnt' stop and continued to slide until it hit the bumper of the first car in the left turn lane.
Yes, it was a solid white line which I shouldn't have changed lane. It was my bad and I led my brother into this, but I didn't hit the car in front of me.
Guess what, the guy was a off-duty cop. Came out the car so pissed off and shouted madly "I don't believe this, you scratched my fxxking new car". At the time my brother is still on the ground, bike was still down. I helped my brother to pick up the bike and check if he is alright. The cop wasn't done, yelling at my brother to take his license/registration out. My brother did. I told the cop, why don't we move the bike/car over to the gas station and then talk. It's our falut, no point to block the tracffic. He replied "no one moves until I get the cop here and get you both a ticket" then looked at me, "give me your license too". He continued, "you better don't have the license, 'casue that way I will get you an extra ticket" shouting still. Not knowing he is an off-duty cop yet, I said "I am sorry, but I didn't hit your car, did I?" He was even angrier and shouted, "I don't care, you were right there too and you are also the witness".
He picked up the phone and called the police and I overheard his demanding tone "Just come down here, I need someone to write them both a ticket." After his phone call, he finally calm down a little and said, "it looks like the bike was leaking something" and decided to call fire rescure crew over. I told him "it's not a big deal, it's probably just the leak from the overflow or something." It's not leaking anymore after it's up on the stand. He finally decided we should move to the gas station as I suggested, so we did.
Many bikers passed by and looked at us. But because the cop was there, not many approached. Big thanks to those who did come by to make sure we were ok.
Fire rescure truck came, asked my brother if he is ok and if he needs an ambulance. My brother said "No, I am fine." We both got gears from head to toe. So they left after 3 minutes. Cop showed up within 10 minutes, btw, much faster than when I called to report my apartment was broken into after my trip. Much more friendly cop took note of the accident. The off-duty cop told the on-duty cop that we were riding dangerously and cut all the way from slow lane (right most lane) to the left turn lane (left most lane) which was not ture at all, but I decided not to argue with him any more.
After the off-duty cop left, on-duty cop said "well, it's not really requried for a ticket, but, you know, I was told...." I told him "well, you are just doing your job." and we thanked him for coming by.
The off-duty cop was a corporal meaning not a junior. Same rank as when I was in the military.
Sorry for the rant. Now I feel a little better.