When the police attend an accident scene, the officer has an obligation to investigate why the accident happened.
Where the police officer believes a law has been broken, the officer may issue a traffic ticket.
The accident happened because “the driver was not being careful enough given the road conditions or vehicle traffic”.
A rear end accident may have occurred because the driver:
- was distracted
- made a driving mistake
- wasn’t paying attention
- was following too closely
- was going to fast to stop