Q: This is a question about fault of an accident when the roads are icy.
Last night my daughter was driving home from work. It was 9:15 pm. A car drove along side her and waved. My daughter thought she knew the passenger and waved back with her left hand. At the same moment she hit a patch of ice and spun into the passenger side just before the door. The driver insisted my daughter veered into their lane and hit them. However the location of their damage would not have allowed her to see anything. The officers took her statement for 5-10 minutes. My daughter was asked questions for 30 sec. The other driver left after giving her statement. We remained for 20-25 minutes longer without having any contact with the officers. Once they talked to us again she was issued a citation for failing to control her vehicle, loss of 4 points, and $139 fine. The other driver is the Chief of polices wife from our town of Stratford. My daughter didnt have weather factored into their decision. She was told many times she has to learn how to control her car regardless of ice.
A: Your daughter would do well to contact an attorney who handles tickets in the county court where it will be heard to see if it can be reduced to a non point.
She should not give a statement even to her company until she speaks with an attorney as the recording could be used by the other person or the cop.
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