this may take a minute, but i will try to describe this as clearly as possible
first, i am in Indiana
i am coming to a light that that is green, there are 2 cars in front of me, i would guess that i am about 25-30 feet from the light doing about 20-25mph as the light turns yellow. i know that if its yellow i should stop, but i have been through many yellow lights and knew that i had time. one of the cars in front turns right and the other goes straight (i am going straight as well).
i decide to go through bc i thought i had time. a driver is going to go accross the intersection straight across from my passenger side. he was already doing 20-30mph. i hit him in the drivers door and front part of his truck bed. because it was wet, his rear end slid around and hit a pole causeing a dent in the other bed side.
i pulled off, got out, went to his door, and before he noticed me i noticed him sitting there calmly looking through numbers in his cell phone. i tapped on the window and asked if he was all right. he slouches in his seat instantly gives me a look like he's seen a ghost, and shakes his head no. complained of his left side hurting and was taken to hospital. perimedics said non life threatening.
here is what i think happened on his part...i have done this several times and will no more...you know how you can sit at a light or be coming up to it and watch the other side and know its about to turn green? well i think thats what he did and anticipated that it would turn green when he got to the light. thats why he had speed on him.
there is a chance that the light turned red just as i past the line, but i do not think so.
the other guy has 2 or 3 whitnesses, i heard 2 of which said was my fault. one of them said i almost hit him, but yet he was traveling the same direction as the truck i hit. and he was parked heading the way i came from in a parking lot next to me. there is no way to get into that lot heading the way he said he was going. the one other whitness said that it was too quick to tell, and too quick for either to stop.
who's fault will this be considered and how bad am i in for?
also, can a news channel say on tv who's fault it is before a police report even comes out? they did, and said that police said it was my fault when there was no official report yet. can i use this to help me?