today me and the girlfriend were hit off the bikes by a driver totally in the wrong.
He was trying to overtake us, we were riding not two abreast, but more like 1.5 abreast, which is allowed. My girlfriend was sat just to the left of my back wheel in a head/cross-wind. Anyway, we were riding along and suddenly screech, a car behind slams into the side/back of my girlfriend at a pretty high speed, and then the car and girlfriend hit me.
What this idiot in the car was driving so fast along a quiet lane for is beyond me. It was a solid white line, therefore he cannot cross it as it was a blind corner ahead. So, this guy was over the line, I know this, as I saw his skid marks(15-20m in length) and the left hand side set of wheels are on the other side of the road. The reason he skidded and crashed into us was that a car emerged from the blind corner.... and he wanted to avoid it, so ploughed into us.
we both have cuts grazes, scratches etc. my girlfriend looked in a real bad way at the time, and i was very concerned about her back. It was a large impact and in 16 years of racing and training on the road, this is the first time I've had something of this kind happen to me.
the "Policia Local" came, as did an ambulance which took us to be x-rayed etc. they were very helpful at this time and the treatment was somewhat of a shock to be brutally honest.
later we spoke to the police and tried to basically see about getting compensation from the driver for damages to us and the bikes, they weren't particularly helpful. Just shrugging their shoulders... and not really answering the question.
Has anyone else had a similar situation in Spain before? and can they offer any advice. I don't speak that much Spanish, and my girlfriend speaks conversational etc, but this is quite a technical matter so we are a bit lost.... any help would be fantastic at this traumatic time.