Person ahead of me lost control of their vehicle at the top of a hill. i turned around at a safe place further up the road, then pulled up behind them to make sure they were okay (they were). Leaving the scene, I pulled a U-turn onto the highway to drive in my original direction. A vehicle at the top of the hill *almost half a kilometer* away put on their brakes as they were about to go down the hill, and lost control of their vehicle in the same location as the first accident. They said they put on the brakes because I drove out in front of them, and so I was charged.
If this changes the details above, here are a few more. The second accident involved a transport, and I had stuck around because I was the one who called 911 after it jack-knifed. Also, there was no damage to my vehicle, because I was a safe distance away the entire time this whole thing went down.
Lesson learned: Never stop to help someone on the side of the road. Thankfully no one was hurt, but I'm sure I'm still going to end up being sued or something.
"No good deed goes un-punished"
helpfulcitizen wrote: Lesson learned: Never stop to help someone on the side of the road. Thankfully no one was hurt, but I'm sure I'm still going to end up being sued or something.
* NO you cant touch your phone
* Speeding is speeding
* Challenge every ticket
* Impaired driving, you should be locked up UNDER the jail
Just because someone is helping someone else doesn't absolve them from driving appropriately.
Unfortunate situation all round.
Thank you for your responses, I really appreciate it. I have no idea what I'll be facing in court, and really don't want a long drawn out insurance battle. I'm meeting with a paralegal next week, because I really don't feel like I was at fault, and I don't know how I could have done things differently. Another accident in that location was imminent imo because there was no indication that the roads were so icy.