Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Plain City
I did a no-no (and learned my lesson) a while back and brake-checked a guy in my Bronco one day for following too close. Needless to say, he hit me then wanted to know why I stopped. Told him he was driving too close to which he said he wasn't and, of course, when I asked how he hit me then, he didn't have an answer. Long story short, the cop didn't ticket either one of us. Said if he ticketed the guy that hit me for 'unassured clear distance', he'd have to also ticket me for something dumb like stopping for no reason (can't remember the exact wording). Anyway, my insurance paid my damages, but they went after the other guy's insurance for compensation.
Not sure of the circumstances here (you say he admitted it was partly his wife's fault), it still might be a good thing to report to your insurance company 'just in case'. It will make you look more guilty if they decide to report it for you before you contact them (had this happen to me - slept in because the accident jarred me up pretty good and my agent calling me about it woke me up - other party just couldn't give me a day to call it in).
2006 Deluxe GT. 5-spd. Black w/Dk. Charcoal cloth. IUP. Shaker 500. 8" stripes painted "satin grey effect".
1966 Sprint 200 coupe - Wimbledon White/red metal flake, red interior. 92,000 miles. 3rd owner (since 1989).