The difficulty of being seen was brought home to me as a result of being struck by a car. I suffered a small cut on my left thumb and a skinned knee. It was a summer day, I was biking eastbound on Armitage in the middle of the bike lane. The car was going 15 mph and was about 5 feet in front of me when she slowed a little, swerved to her right in order to park. The rear quarter panel struck me knocking me off my bike.