Connecticut Hit and Run Laws

This is the most recent example as of 2012, of the law of this state, provided for research and educational purposes by Ehline Law Firm PC vehicular attorneys.

Section 14-224

When an accident occurs and any vehicle is blocking the lanes of a highway, they should be moved as soon as possible. Other responsibilities that must be fulfilled are as follows. When an accident occurs that causes serious personal injury as described in section 53a-3, or death of another driver or passenger, involved vehicles must be immediately stopped and assistance be provided. The responsible driver must also supply the injured party with his name, address, driver’s license number, and vehicle registration number.

In the event of a death, this information shall be given to a witness or police officer. If this information cannot be supplied immediately, the operator must give it to a constable, police officer, police station or precinct, or motor vehicle inspector as soon as possible. He shall also provide a report containing the location of the accident and circumstances surrounding the accident, along with physical injuries or death that has occurred.

When an accident occurs on a highway with limited access and it results in property damage, the vehicle shall be moved off the roadway immediately if it will not cause the property further damage.

When violations to subsection (a) are made, the responsible party may be fined up to $10,000, be imprisoned for one to ten years, or both.
When violations to subsections (b) or (c) are made, the responsible party may be fined $75 to $600, be imprisoned up to one year, or both. Subsequent offenses may result in fines from $100 to $1,000, imprisonment up to one year, or both.

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