I was cited for careless driving in NJ after an accident in which I rear-ended the car in front of me: my car totalled, minor damage to other vehicle. Personal Injury checked on ticket, though it appeared no one was injured - no one went off in a stretcher - so I have to appear in court. I wasn't driving carelessly and accidents do happen so I pleaded not guilty and they have rescheduled so other party can be subpoenad. Prosecutor would not offer plea bargain b/c personal injury checked. I've read that res ipsa doesn't apply to careless driving, which is my defense. The accident isn't in question; the careless driving charge is. Do I have any hope if the other party appears? Police report lists wrong location of accident as well (though original ticket has it right).