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CVC 22450 (a) Negligence, Other Injury

Discussion in 'Accidents, Injuries, Negligence' started by Addycaeli, Jun 28, 2014.

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  1. Addycaeli

    Addycaeli Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I was driving at night when I got into accident. I T-boned a car on the tail part. The police came after the incident happen. After few days, I rec'd my traffic ticket with violation of CVC 22450 (a). I was wondering, how did he come up with 22450 violation when he was not around during the time of accident, no cameras around as well. I was thinking of contesting it..
     
  2. mightymoose

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    It could be based upon witness statements, skid marks, or other evidence. It is likely the investigation revealed that you must have run the stop in order to have the collision.
     
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    California state law permits an accident investigator who has completed a specific course of training to issue a citation for violations he has determined occurred during a collision event. As MM indicated, it is likely that the investigator determined you ran a stop sign and caused the collision.
     
  4. Betty3

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    You're still welcome to contest if you believe you have a "defense." The court decides if, based on the evidence, you violated the law. Period. It seems there might be evidence that you caused the accident.

    I don't believe it would be worth talking to a traffic law attorney.
     
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    I suspect the OP's court date has long since come and gone - this was 8 months ago.

    And, yes, to be issued a citation based upon the results of a collision investigation, the officer must comply with VC 40600 and have completed a course approved by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. I suspect that was the case.
     

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