Articles Tagged with failure to stop at an accident

In Michigan a driver who has reason to believe that he or she has been in an accident has a responsibility to stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident and remain there.    Failure to comply can result in a criminal prosecution under either State law or local ordinance, depending upon the circumstances.

According to Michigan Compiled Law 257.619 the driver has other responsibilities as well:

First, the driver must provide his or her name and address, the vehicle owner’s name and address, and the registration number of the vehicle to a police officer, the individual struck, or the driver or occupants of the other vehicle or vehicles involved in the accident.