thread genuinely confused by the chain of events
because as I read it the collision occurred after you stopped because the collision occurred
permalink That is what is confusing me.
It seems that my question was misunderstood, which I have come to learn is nearly always my fault for being a vague arsehole.
permalink I read it as he had stopped, not parked, car behind stopped
and then a second car shunted the other car into his van.
permalink That was my initial reading
but then, when I asked why he had stopped, he said it was because they were involved in a road traffic accident and that's the law.

I am the first to admit that I get all hung up on how I read things and struggle to detangle things.
permalink I like the fact that he clarifies it
as a road traffic accident as opposed to a I've shat myself accident.
permalink First one
then the other
permalink I thought you meant
why did I stop after the accident rather than getting on with my day, sorry.

We were delivering school packs (because a significant number of our families don't have Internet).