2006 Code of Virginia § 46.2-894 - Duty of driver to stop, etc., in event of accident involving injury or death or damage to attended ...

46.2-894. Duty of driver to stop, etc., in event of accident involvinginjury or death or damage to attended property; penalty.

The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident in which a person is killedor injured or in which an attended vehicle or other attended property isdamaged shall immediately stop as close to the scene of the accident aspossible without obstructing traffic, as provided in 46.2-888, and reporthis name, address, driver's license number, and vehicle registration numberforthwith to the State Police or local law-enforcement agency, to the personstruck and injured if such person appears to be capable of understanding andretaining the information, or to the driver or some other occupant of thevehicle collided with or to the custodian of other damaged property. Thedriver shall also render reasonable assistance to any person injured in suchaccident, including taking such injured person to a physician, surgeon, orhospital if it is apparent that medical treatment is necessary or isrequested by the injured person.

Where, because of injuries sustained in the accident, the driver is preventedfrom complying with the foregoing provisions of this section, the drivershall, as soon as reasonably possible, make the required report to the StatePolice or local law-enforcement agency and make a reasonable effort to locatethe person struck, or the driver or some other occupant of the vehiclecollided with, or the custodian of the damaged property, and report to suchperson or persons his name, address, driver's license number, and vehicleregistration number.

Any person convicted of a violation of this section is guilty of (i) a Class5 felony if the accident results in injury to or the death of any person, orif the accident results in more than $1000 of damage to property or (ii) aClass 1 misdemeanor if the accident results in damage of $1000 or less toproperty.

(Code 1950, 46-189; 1958, c. 541, 46.1-176; 1970, c. 59; 1977, c. 267;1982, c. 503; 1984, c. 780; 1989, c. 727; 1997, c. 431; 2001, c. 808; 2002,c. 115; 2005, c. 131.)

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