Well, I was hoping to hell I would never have to write something like this... but my girlfriend was in an accident today. She was riding her bike down Oak st, and at 41st, some asian woman (with an international drivers license and in a rental car) decided to turn left right in front of her. She swerved, but hit the back of the car and went down.
She's ok, with lots of scratches and bruises, and a knee that will be operated on soon, but considering, she faired really well. Her kevlar jacket did it's job, as well as the poor helmet. Unfortunately she wasn't wearing kevlar pants (just jeans), which is why her leg is so sore.
Anyways, I just wanted to let everyone know, in case you saw the accident scene, and wondered who it was and how she faired. Her name is Ava, and she's not on this board yet (just started riding a few months ago).