What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? New Jersey
My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: New Jersey
As you can tell by my user name I turned 19 today 9/1/91. I received the unfortunate present of a car crash for my birthday.
Here is the story.
I am driving on cherry valley rd off of route 206 (1 minute away from my house). In front of me is a white van for a company I am at least 2 1/2 car lengths behind him, and he decides to start pulling over to the side of the road, and I am thinking that he is a service man for the road up ahead because the road 601 is getting construction done and is closed, I start merging in the middle of the lanes to get around him, then he starts turning left while I am trying going past, I slam on the clutch and brake, and I am honking my horn the whole time, he does not see me and continued making his "u turn" I smash into him on his front, with him hitting my right side, his car fine and mine with large dents (2011 hyundai sonata) He told me he did not know the road ahead was closed but when the officer came he told him that he was turning into the development, which is a bold face lie. I am was completely truthful in everything I said here and there. Please give me advice on what to do, and if I am truly at fault, because I REALLY feel I was right if I kept going straight when he was pulled over I would of hit him, please please help me guys.