^ Same thing happened to me only in cars. Dude was riding w/o insurance or a license. I was in a 1989 Volvo 240 DL (the thing was a tank, steel exterior and actual bumpers), his car had probably 2Gs of damage all I had was a broken headlight and a scuffed up bumper. Still the guy gave me $900 to not call the cops and for damage.
The kicker was that it was his friends car. So he had to pay me and his friend, I bet next time he looked and assessed the intersection before turning.