Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident ticket and that is not my fault!?

Here is the story. I was at a T-intersection. I was waiting to turn left at a traffic light with other 2 cars in front of me at the only lane. The light soon after turned green with green arrow. When I was turning left, there was a car run quite fast and the first two cars made it but I didn't. I got hit at the

Here is the story. I was at a T-intersection. I was waiting to turn left at a traffic light with other 2 cars in front of me at the only lane. The light soon after turned green with green arrow. When I was turning left, there was a car run quite fast and the first two cars made it but I didn't. I got hit at the front. After that car hit me, he hit another one then continue to run about 50 feet. You can imagine how fast he was. I did try to stop and I did since I was turning slowly due to there are two cars in front of me (not too slow). I wasn't looking at the side since I had looked before and he was far from me so I think he would stop and the curve is almost downward so I needed to look at the front where I was going. I did try to stop and did stop when he got too close though. However, I still got the ticket for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and I have to go to the court. Do you think I can fight it and give me some advise?

Best Answer:

Joe: Speaking to your comments: Yes, if you had a green arrow, the other driver should have had a red "ball". (That's what they call it.)

He's probably claiming that he had a green light. Without third-party witnesses, it's your word against his. Good luck with that.

"Failure to reduce speed" is an odd charge; I would have expected some kind of "failure to yield". You got the ticket because you were making the turn.

Other answer:

Joe:
Sounds like a failure on your part for turning in front of a vehicle coming the opposite direction.
Percyqted:
Nope, you turned across oncoming traffic .
You failed to see the on coming traffic.
You failed to react to on coming traffic.
You are at fault.
A green light only allows you to go if it is safe to do so. Obviously it wasn't.
Poppy:
No, you will not beat it. Plenty of others have tried, and lost. When driving it is important to drive like everyone is out to get you, don't trust them to do what you think they should do.
Michael:
if you were turning left and crossed the lane of the car that hit you it is your fault

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