Question: if the car in front went around the obstacle, why didn't you? If you were actually 3 seconds back, then you had 3 seconds to take the same evasive action as the car in front. No matter how you try to explain it, the facts say you weren't at a safe following distance. To argue otherwise given the results is absurd.
Live, learn, and be thankful that you or your passenger weren't hurt.
Last edited by dmatre; 12-08-2012 at 02:49 PM.