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HIT AND RUN- ACCIDENTS INVOLVING DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY

By Attorney Elisabeth Pasqualini, Criminal Division Leader

Having an accident may not be a simple traffic ticket.  The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or death of any person or damage to any vehicle or other property that is driven or attended by any person must give his or her name and address and the registration number of the vehicle he or she is driving to any person injured in the accident or to the driver or occupant of or person attending any vehicle or other property damaged in the accident. Such a driver must also, upon request, exhibit his or her driver's license and information relating to financial responsibility to such a person. The driver must give this same information, and, upon request, exhibit the same items, to any police officer at the scene of the accident or who is investigating the accident. Such a driver must also render to any person injured in the accident reasonable assistance, including the making of arrangements for the carrying of the injured person to a physician, surgeon, or hospital for medical or surgical treatment, if it is apparent that treatment is necessary or if requested by the injured person.

If you are involved in such an accident, it is always important to render aid when possible and to wait for the police.  It is a violation of the motor vehicle code to leave.  Such violation could result in criminal penalties and a suspended license.  Contact the experienced counsel at Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC at www.shafferengle.com or toll free at 1-866-765-0706You may contact us directly, 24/7, at [email protected].

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