My question involves a traffic accident in the State of: OHIO
Hi there. I'm doing this for a friend who isn't around a PC right now, but hopefully I can explain it correctly.
He thinks he was driving, and another driver, driving the other way, in the turn lane, turned left (her left) out in front of him as he was driving, as in she was trying to make the turn before he drove past, but he was already too close, and he had to swerve left (his left) in order to not hit her. Unfortunately he still hit her.
He hit his head on the steering wheel and didn't remember what happened at all, so when the cops showed up, he said that he didn't know what happened. He didn't even know which way he was going until the cops told him where he was.
The cops gave him two tickets, and one of them wanted to give him three. Driving on the wrong side of the road, and having his front license plate not showing (one of the cops wanted to give him a ticket for driving over the median as well, but the other cop said he couldn't). They gave him the first ticket because they think he was driving on the wrong side of the road, and the other driver drove right into him. They basically think he was driving on the wrong side of the road for no reason, instead of the other driver turning out in from of him. And he got the ticket for his front license plate not showing, because he had just been in a car accident and the whole front end was smashed in!
i'd like to know
- how can he fight the first ticket (for being accused of driving on the wrong side of the road)
- how can he fight the second ticket (his front license plate not showing)
i think he should fight the tickets. there's no reason for them to take the other driver's side. They didn't believe that he didn't know what happened. They said 'I've never heard of anyone not remembering a car accident' which is completely ridiculous. I think if he just goes to court and describes what he believes happened, and points out that the only reason his license plate wasn't showing was because he was just in a car accident, that he will be able to not have to pay the tickets.
can anyone offer advice? thanks.