2017 Arkansas Code
Title 27 - Transportation
Subtitle 4 - Motor Vehicular Traffic
Chapter 53 - Accidents
Subchapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 27-53-102. Accidents involving damage only to vehicle or personal property of another person -- Removal of vehicle

Universal Citation: AR Code § 27-53-102 (2017)
  • (a)
    • (1) The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting only in damage to a vehicle that is driven or attended by any person or to the personal property of another person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close to the accident as possible, and shall immediately return to and remain at the scene of the accident until he or she has fulfilled the requirements of § 27-53-103.
    • (2) Every stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary.
  • (b) An accident of this nature shall include all accidents that occur upon the streets or highways, upon the parking area of private business establishments, or elsewhere throughout the state.
  • (c)
    • (1) The driver shall remove his or her vehicle from the roadway, except that the driver may leave the vehicle in the roadway if the vehicle is disabled or there is a visible or apparent injury to a person.
    • (2) The removal of a vehicle from the roadway under this section shall not constitute an admission of liability nor a waiver of a claim for personal injury.
  • (d) A person who knowingly violates this section is upon conviction guilty of a:
    • (1) Class A misdemeanor if the amount of actual damage is one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more but less than ten thousand dollars ($10,000);
    • (2) Class D felony if the amount of actual damage is ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or more; or
    • (3) Class B misdemeanor if otherwise committed.
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