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What do I need to do if I am ever involved in a car accident? Can I leave the scene?

No, someone involved in a car accident cannot leave the scene of the accident. If they do, they run the risk of facing criminal charges, no matter what their reason for leaving may be.

If someone is injured, one should call for medical assistance and move one’s vehicle out of the road if that is possible. One should call the police and file a report, but should not admit liability. This is a legal question and it gets resolved later, after all the facts relating to the collision are collected.

One should remember to get names, phone numbers and addresses of witnesses. It is also important to take pictures, if possible, of any vehicle damage, skid marks, construction or other road diversions, as well as any injuries.

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