I was recently involved in an accident in a parking lot in my local area (South West Plaza Mall, Littleton, Colorado). In the accident I was crossing the parking (cutting through the lanes) lot to go to a spot and I was hit on my left side (by someone in the lanes - who was obviously speeding) and spun 180 degrees. Immediately after the accident the passenger of the other car jumped out of the car and came to my door trying to get me to fight with him (which I obviously did not) he ripped open my door and started shoving me. I did not press charges (which I regret now). The driver of the other car and I were both injured and taken to the hospital down the street. I was cited for Careless Driving Causing Bodily Injury and she was not cited at all. I feel that she should have been cited instead of me because she hit the rear portion of my car and was going far far too fast for a parking lot -- you have to be going pretty fast to spin someones car 180 degrees. I looked at the Accident Report and the officer has her hitting the front of my vehicle and has a lot of the damage pointed to the front of my car, although there is no damage what-so-ever to the front of my car. I am trying to get him to amend it but I have been VERY unsuccessful in getting a hold of him. I spoke with his supervisor today and he will be getting the ticket immediately.
I am not sure what I should do in this situation. I know that I am a careful driver and I have a good driving record. What should I do? Any help would be greatly appreciated since I haven't been in this situation before I find myself confused with what to do.
Thank you in advance.
Nicholas J. Krut
pictures of the scene and my car: