Coming in to work today and doing the usual thing of filtering as you\ndo.\n\nThere was a point where I had to stop at a set of red lights and when\nit turned green, I shot off, with all the other bikes in tow. This is\none of those areas where the speed drops from 80kph to 60kph and\noccasionally there's Plod waiting for the unsuspecting bikes. So I\nslowed down to 80ish and two bikes overtook me.\n\nThe traffic built up again, so it was automatic filter mode, with the\nother two bikes in front of me. By this time, the two bikes in front\nmust have been about 100m away.\n\nI saw a cage move from the left lane to the right from standstill, as\nthey do. Typical cage manoeuver where the other lane is moving 2kph\nfaster than their lane. However, the lead bike was going to fast (IMO)\nand didn't have time to stop. I saw the brake lights come on and the\nbike shoot off to the right of the cage.\n\nMy first thought, was, 'I don't think he made that.' Y'know, the\nmanoeuver where you give the bike a flick to get round an obstacle\nthat encroaches on your path.\n\nSure enough, I arrived at the scene and saw the damage. The biker was\nalready on his feet on the pavement. No real damage to him, but a sore\nleg and possibly sore wrist.\n\nThe bike had side swiped the cage crunching the passenger door (and\nsmashing the window and ripping off the mirror) and somehow had been\nprojected into the cage in front, smashing the rear window. (Didn't\nsee any other damage to the cage in front besides that). Glass all\nover the place. Damage to the 600 Divvy was more cosmetic. Broken\nindicator and damaged bikini fairing, with crunched and dented\nexhaust. I couldn't see any frame damage (well, anything obvious).\n\nThe biker in front of me had stopped too and another numpty biker,\nthat seemed to have lost the power of speech, as he didn't speak for\nthe whole episode.\n\nThe cage driver admitted that he didn't see the biker in his mirror\nand my thoughts were, 'Why the fuck didn't you do the lifesaver?'\n\nPlod and Pompiers were called, as the law says that if there are\ninjured parties to an accident, they should be called. Even if the\ninjuries are slight. Not a lot I could do really. I checked over the\ninjured party, made sure he was okay, etc, etc and left my details\nwith him. (Does anyone leave their details with a cage driver, in the\nevent of a bike/cage collision?). My parting words were, 'Well, I know\nit hasn't started that way, but try to have a good day anyway.'\n\nBut the way it is, the biker was at fault. Filtering too fast through\ntraffic. Let's be careful out there folks. HAND.