Whenever there is a motor vehicle accident, New Jersey law requires that you call the police to report an accident. N.J.S.A. 39:4-130. This report will be used as the official description of the accident. While official, it may not be entirely correct or representative of what actually happened.
This occurs on countless occasions and for myriad reasons, whether it be that you were shaken up and not thinking clearly, the officer misheard your statement or wrote down the wrong information, or the other party involved gave a false narrative of the happening of the collision. Whatever the reason is, it is crucial that you clear up any inconsistencies as soon as possible.