Re: 21806(A)(1) and Probability of Winning Twd
That's what the C3 means in the officer's notes... C3 = "Code 3" = Lights and sirens...
Here's how I read the rest of that notation:
"C/3": means Code 3 - Lights and sirens
“T/C”: means Traffic Collision (probably the “emergency he was headed to”)
“For 400' on #3 LN.”: might mean he was behind you for 400' in the #3 lane (and yet you failed to move out of his way)
“#4 CLEAR”: might mean that the #4 lane was clear for you to move into to “Yield to the emergency vehicle (lights and sirens) behind you, and yet you're suggesting he should have taken the #4 lane.
“IITL21”: I have no idea...
“to KENMORE/L. FELIZ.”: I'm guessing that this is where he was headed... While there is no “Kenmore and Los Feliz Bl intersection”, I think he might have meant that he was headed to Kenmore Ave in Los Feliz... Which is close to the freeway interchange that you described
Your reasoning (and your justifications) for not yielding are:
1.You heard him coming but you didn't see him.
2.The # 4 lane was clear (which is consistent with his notation) and instead of YOU moving out of the way, HE should have taken that lane to get past you.
3.Its a dangerous intersection/everyone is trying to get to their respective freeway and (maybe you're suggesting that) you should not have to yield the right of way to an emergency vehicle approaching you from behind.
Not sure how or why any of those will get you a not guilty verdict either in a TBD or in a Trial De Novo! Just my 2 cents...
I am right 97% of the time... Who cares about the other 4%!