§31-26-3.3  Duty to stop in accidents involving motor vehicles and bicycles not resulting in serious bodily injury or death – Duty to give information and render aid – Penalty. –


Published: 2015

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TITLE 31

Motor and Other vehicles

CHAPTER 31-26

Accidents and Accident Reports

SECTION 31-26-3.3



   § 31-26-3.3  Duty to stop in accidents

involving motor vehicles and bicycles not resulting in serious bodily injury or

death – Duty to give information and render aid – Penalty. –

(a) The driver of any vehicle knowingly involved in an accident with a person

riding a bicycle shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the

accident or as close to it as possible, and shall immediately return to and in

every event shall remain at the scene of the accident. The driver shall render

to any person injured or struck in an accident reasonable assistance, and shall

immediately, by the quickest means of communication known to the driver or

which should have reasonably been known to the driver to be available in the

locality, give notice of the accident to a nearby office of local or state

police. In the event the office so notified does not have jurisdiction of the

locale of the accident, it shall be the duty of the officer receiving the

notice to immediately give notice of the accident to the office having

jurisdiction.



   (b) The officer receiving the notice set forth in subsection

(a) of this section shall, if the circumstances reasonably require, immediately

dispatch an ambulance or emergency medical service to the scene of the

accident. Any police or fire department responding to a call for emergency

medical service or assistance to a person injured in an accident shall continue

to the locale of the accident even though it is outside the jurisdiction of the

department and shall render any emergency service that is reasonably necessary.



   (c) The driver of the vehicle shall, upon request, give his

or her name, address, and registration number of the vehicle the driver is

driving and shall exhibit his/her operator's or chauffeur's license to the

person struck, but in any event shall remain at the scene of the accident until

he/she has fulfilled the requirements of § 31-26-3.



   (d) Any person failing to stop or comply with these

requirements under the circumstances shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall

be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars ($500) nor more

than one thousand dollars ($1,000), and may have his or her driver's license or

operating privilege in this state suspended for up to six (6) months.



History of Section.

(P.L. 2006, ch. 585, § 2.)

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