My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Washington. I was heading to work on 12/26/15 on the interstate, (I-5 South) when I was following quite a ways behind an older pickup. The pickup was going way under the speed limit (one witness said less than 40) when suddenly he slammed his brakes and skidded to a near stop. I slammed my brakes and they locked up and I started to slide as a result. My truck's back end skidded out and my truck turned and I ended up flipping 6 times down the highway. I ended up on the side of the road. Upon arrival of the police I was ticked for following too close to the vehicle in front of me. I never hit the truck in front of me or any other vehicles. The officer that gave me the ticket was not at the scene of the accident until 15 minutes after it happened and the truck in front of me that caused it drove off. How can the officer give me a ticket for following too close when he didn't witness the distance at which I was following the other car? If I didn't hit the car in front of me then wouldn't that be considered adequate following distance? if I would have rear ended another car then I can see being ticketed but not in this case. If I fight the ticket do I have a chance to win or is this something i'll have to pay?