thanks Cloudnine, I'm fine, wrist is just a bit sore this morning, and a few mild scrapes from when I barrel-rolled to a stop.
Bike survived surprisingly well actually, but is now sporting a slight new un-intentional sweep to the bars that's not part of the manufacturer spec and I tore a 3 inch section of rubber right off the carcass (down to threads) trying to stop before we collided.
For those that are interested...
I was coming down a hill at ~25 - 30mph, clear visibility on a wide and straight road, half way down this road is a turning on the right (minor road joining this one), there's a mini roundabout a bit further past the turning so I'm already starting to slow a bit for that, and as I'm coming down the hill, about 20 - 30 ft from the junction, a blue Van wizzes up to the junction, he briefly slows down, but its obvious he's not going to stop and he pulls out in front of me, I'm already hard on the anchors at this point and veering left to try and avoid what is now an imminent collision, I bounce off the side of his van just behind his passenger door as he's at about 45 degrees to me, I'm probably only doing about 10mph by this point fortunately but it bounces me sideways into the kerb and I take a tumble over the bars onto the pavement.
What amazes me a this point as I pick myself up is that he has continued on and driven off!
A motorcylist that was either behind the van or behind me, I don't actually know which stops to ask if I'm OK, I let him know I'm OK and ask him if he can go get the vans reg for me, he zooms off after the van.
I pick my bike up and give it a really quick check, jump on and the follow them both hoping to catch up with the Van as there's a good chance he's stuck at the light further down.
I do manage to catch up with him at the lights, give the side off the van a slap as he starts to pull away to make him stop and then as I'm still not sure if he was trying to do a runner or didn't realise what he's done, put my bike down in front of him in the road, the motorcyclist stops in front of him too as another block.
We then had what was actually quite a civil discussion given what had happened, I'm more than a little grumpy but manage not to swear, and open by telling him that he knocked me off and that he's given me the fright of my life and shaken me up a bit, opening with that rather than a shouty attack seemed to have the right effect and he is massively apologetic, and seemed genuinely distraught at what he'd done, I genuinely believe he didn't realise what he'd done, he obviously hadn't seen me and thought the bump noise was his tools moving around in the back of the Van. He gave me his details immediately and wasn't in any way unpleasant. I got the motorcyclists details too for ref and we all parted ways.
As I'm wheeling my bike back onto the pavement the tyre suddenly goes 'Bang! pssssssssssst' as the tube lets go where it had bulged throguh the threads. Bloody lucky that didn't happen as I was chasing him down or I'd have likely been off again!
Ring for a lift and go back up to the junction to take pictures showing visibility etc just in case. By now I'm starting to ache a bit so after getting lift home decide to go down to the Police Station to report and fill in the forms.
The reporting officer called the chap while we were in the Station just to confirm to him that it was being reported and that insurance was all OK etc. He offered to pay for any damage to the bike and seemed genuinely terrified I was going to put a claim in and tell his boss as it's a company vehicle. Not sure what to do now to be honest, might give him a call alter and have a chat, I'm not going to be an arse about it an involve insurance if it's not needed and for once it seems that the perp is genuinely remorseful and mortified by what he's done, which makes a change...