After I talked to the SUV driver and made sure I had his license plate and description, I called the police. They said they would send someone. I told the driver I had his license number and his description and I also had the whole thing on video. He parked across the street from where I talked to him and walked back to the scene.
I drove back to the scene where several witnesses stopped to help the girl. The girl didn’t seem to be hurt, but she was shaken up. She definitely needed a new bike. Front wheel, forks destroyed and frame seemed bent. I spoke to the girl and the other witnesses who were grateful that I caught up with the driver and had his information. I gave her my name and number and let her know I had the whole thing on video, but she never called. After the SUV driver arrived back on the scene and I saw them exchange information, I went on my way.
The police called my cell phone literally 2 hours later, while I was having dinner at home to say they were at the scene and no one was there anymore. I don’t think they put a high priority on traffic matters unless there is injury or alcohol involved.
-Video of GoPro camera used in the SUV vs Bike:
I don’t use the GoPro anymore… Good video quality, but not automated. I now use the Smarty BX1500+ (the 120 degree version)
-Video shot with my Smarty BX1500+ camera and a mini-review of the camera: