Question about a ticket and accident. I was pulling out of a neighborhood street onto a secondary road that has a curve and creates a blind spot. The speed limit on the secondary road is 45, I asume where it starts is because of the curve and the blind street. When I stopped and looked there was no vehicle in sight. I had pulled out to turn left and after I was already on the road I saw the other vehicle to my left coming around the curve (appeared to be approaching fast). I hurried to get into my lane as I was already in the road and starting to turn my vehicle into my lane. The other driver started slamming their brakes, crossed into my lane, then jerked out of my lane, lost contol, hit a ditch bank then went up the ditchbank/hill and hit a tree. The other vehicle had 126' of skid marks before hitting the ditch bank and then travel another 54' when they hit the tree (side of left bumper) at a wham. I pulled off the road and looked back, saw what at happened, immediately called 911 and went back to check on the driver. They got a ticket for crossing left of the center line, I got a ticket for failing to yeild the right of way. I very respecfully asked the officer why I got a ticket for failure to yield when there was nothing to yield to when I pulled out. He explained the law but I was still so shook I guess I did not understand. I see this as I am being blammed for the accident and I think the other driving was probably driving around 60 mph and that is why they were on me before I saw them. The officer asked why they went into my lane and they said they were afraid I was going to stop and they were trying to avoid hitting me and when they saw I was proceeding into my lane they jerked the car back. Any advice in how to handle this would be appreciated (I am 55 and it is my first ticket).
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Failure to yeild the right of way, nothing to yield to?
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