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The Yamaha FZ-07's fork was destroyed in the accident. The impact bent the left stanchion and snapped the right one, spilling fork fluid all over the road--and me.
Don't panic, that's not blood--it's red fork fluid. After analyzing what happened later, we decided that it might've been good that my FZ-07 didn't have ABS. While it might have allowed me to stop in time, not having it prevented me from trying to steer away from the vehicle, which could've ended with me and the bike sliding on the ground, dealing with abrasion as well as impact.
The Arai helmet I was wearing took the brunt of the impact, and I didn't even have a concussion. My iXS jacket did its job as well, the CE-approved shoulder armor absorbing the blow entirely. My only injury was a lower leg laceration requiring 4 stitches, but oddly enough the AGV Sport riding jeans I was wearing didn't have a mark on them.

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