2010 Maryland Code
TRANSPORTATION
TITLE 20 - VEHICLE LAWS - ACCIDENTS AND ACCIDENT REPORTS
Section 20-104 - Duty to give information and render aid.

§ 20-104. Duty to give information and render aid.
 

(a)  Rendering assistance.- The driver of each vehicle involved in an accident that results in bodily injury to or death of any person or in damage to an attended vehicle or other attended property shall render reasonable assistance to any person injured in the accident and, if the person requests medical treatment or it is apparent that medical treatment is necessary, arrange for the transportation of the person to a physician, surgeon, or hospital for medical treatment. 

(b)  Duty to give certain information.- The driver of each vehicle involved in an accident that results in bodily injury to or death of any person or in damage to an attended vehicle or other attended property shall give his name, his address, and the registration number of the vehicle he is driving and, on request, exhibit his license to drive, if it is available, to: 

(1) Any person injured in the accident; and 

(2) The driver, occupant of, or person attending any vehicle or other property damaged in the accident. 

(c)  Exhibiting license.- The driver of each vehicle involved in an accident that results in bodily injury to or death of any person or in damage to an attended vehicle or other attended property shall give the same information described in subsection (b) of this section and, on request, exhibit his license to drive, if it is available, to any police officer who is at the scene of or otherwise is investigating the accident. 

(d)  If no one able to receive information.- If a police officer is not present and none of the specified persons is in condition to receive the information to which the person otherwise would be entitled under this section, the driver, after fulfilling to the extent possible every other requirement of § 20-102 of this title and subsection (a) of this section, immediately shall report the accident to the nearest office of an authorized police authority and give the information specified in subsection (b) of this section. 
 

[An. Code 1957, art. 661/2, § 10-104; 1977, ch. 14, § 2; 1986, ch. 472, §§ 1, 2; 1998, ch. 781; 2001, ch. 483.] 
 

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