Was driving and hit a puddle and hydroplaned. Caused me to change lanes and rear end someone.
Yes, you can be cited. Often hydroplaning is an indicator of driving "too fast for conditions" or perhaps driving with tires with little or no tread. Hydroplaning is an indication of speed.
There could be extenuating circumstances if the storm drains in the area were defective or the downpour was immediate and unprecedented. Driving through a puddle, the depth of which cannot be ascertained is dangerous.
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