Re: Someone Passed Me Illegally and I Rear-Ended Them
You claim she passed you, legally or not, then got in front of you and was driving the same speed as you. You claim your attention was diverted to the console and you think you may have speed up. When you finally looked ahead you were overtaking her can and couldn't avoid hitting it.
So, the way you explain it is event A) she passed you like followed by event B) she is now driving in front of you. She is in front of you and she now has the right of way. You must adjust the speed and following distance of your vehicle accordingly.
The way you explain it is that you are at fault and are trying to scrape together a scenario where you are innocent. (Don't worry, many people do this). Pay your deductible and move on.
I'm a cop. My opinion does not reflect the views or opinion of my agency. That being said, "Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience."