What should I do if I am involved in an accident?

If you are involved in an accident resulting in injury or property damage, you must immediately stop as close to the scene of the accident as possible, without obstructing traffic, and report your name, address, driver’s license number, and vehicle registration number to the police and to the other people involved in the accident. Further, you must provide reasonable assistance to anyone injured. 

If an accident occurs that results only in damage to an unattended vehicle or property, you must make a reasonable effort to find the owner of the vehicle or property and provide the same information as above. If the owner cannot be located, you must leave a note in a visible place at the scene of the accident and provide a written report to the police within twenty-four hours. 

The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury or death shall give immediate notice to law enforcement – failure to report this can result in criminal charges. 

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