2019 Utah Code
Title 41 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 6a - Traffic Code
Part 4 - Accident Responsibilities
Section 401.5 - Accident involving death -- Stop at accident -- Penalty.

Universal Citation: UT Code § 41-6a-401.5 (2019)
41-6a-401.5. Accident involving death -- Stop at accident -- Penalty.
  • (1) As used in this section, "reason to believe" means information from which a reasonable person would believe that the person may have been involved in an accident.
  • (2)
    • (a) The operator of a vehicle who has reason to believe that the operator may have been involved in an accident resulting in the death of a person shall:
      • (i) immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close to it as possible without obstructing traffic more than is necessary; and
      • (ii) remain at the scene of the accident until the operator has fulfilled the requirements of Section 41-6a-401.7.
    • (b) If the operator has reason to believe that the operator may have been involved in an accident only after leaving the scene of the accident, the operator shall immediately comply as nearly as possible with the requirements of Section 41-6a-401.7.
  • (3) A person who violates the provisions of Subsection (2) is guilty of a third degree felony and shall be fined not less than $750.


Amended by Chapter 241, 2011 General Session
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