Automobile Accidents: Florida Law Requires a Driver to Stop at an Accident Scene Involving Personal Injury or Death

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Any driver within the state of Florida who is involved in a crash that results in the injury of any person must immediately stop their vehicle at the scene of the crash, or as close to the crash as possible, and must remain at the scene of the accident until he or she has fulfilled the requirements set out in Florida Statute Sec. 316.062. Any driver who violates this law will be deemed to commit a third-degree felony.
Any driver withing the state of Florida who is involved in a crash that results in the death of any person must do all the requirements above. However, if a person violates this section of the statute he or she will be deemed to have committed a first-degree felony.
If you would like to read more of the Traffic Provisions under Florida Law please see Florida Statutes, Title XXIII – Motor Vehicles, Chapter 316 – State Uniform Traffic Control.
Leaving the scene of an accident is not only illegal but immoral. If you are involved in an automobile accident you must stop and wait for authorities to arrive. Also, if you are the witness to someone leaving the scene of an accident try and observe every detail possible or the driver and vehicle so you can give authorities an accurate description of the driver who fled.

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