Leaving the Scene of an Accident Causing Property Damage

A driver has a duty to immediately stop at the scene and offer the specific information required: name, home address and motor vehicle registration number. This duty is not satisfied by stopping at some remote place or by being passively willing to answer inquiries.

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In order to convict someone of leaving the scene of an accident causing property damage, the Commonwealth must prove four things beyond a reasonable doubt:

  1. That the defendant operated a motor vehicle;
  2. That while the defendant was operating the vehicle, he/she caused damage to another vehicle or property either by colliding with it or in some other way;
  3. That the defendant knew he/she (had collided with another’s property) or (had in some way caused damage to another’s property); and
  4. That after causing such damage, the defendant did not stop and make known his/her name, home address, and the registration number of his/her motor vehicle

 

If You Have Been Charged With Leaving the Scene of an Accident Causing Property Damage

If you have been charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident Causing Property Damage, call McCormack Law today to begin preparing your defenses.

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