My question involves a traffic accident in the State of: Arizona
I was hit by a city vehicle making a left turn from a busy street onto a residential street. The driver struck me and proceeded to tear off my front bumper with their rear bumper. My car had to be towed. No one was injured, but the damage to my car was quite substantial. I told the officer what happened, and he seemed to understand. After speaking to the other driver (laughing and joking around with them), he came and told me that the other driver didn't even see me when they were turning, claimed it was just an accident and nothing more. He sent the city official on their way and called a tow truck for me. After handing me a large amount of paperwork, he asked me to sign a citation. Apparently, I was cited for unsafe start from stopping position. I was flabbergasted. The ticket said I was moving at 10 to 15 mph, but I was completely stationary when they hit me. I told him that and have no idea where he came up with that number since the other driver never even saw me until right after the accident. (Their actual statement claims that they thought they had been rear ended. It doesn't make any sense since there was an impact mark on the front of their vehicle.)
I have a nagging suspicion that the city official was let off because of their title, and I was unjustly cited. What are the chances that a judge is going to believe me, and make this ticket disappear?