Mississippi Hit and Run Laws

Section 63-3-401

•    A driver involved in a motor vehicle accident that causes bodily injury or death to another person must stop at or as close to the accident as possible. He must stay at the accident scene until each of the requirements listed in Section 63-3-405 have been fulfilled.
•    Each stop under provisions listed in subsection (1) must be made without causing obstruction to the flow of traffic or causing undue endangerment to a person’s life.
•    If a driver has been involved in an accident that causes personal injury to another person and flees the scene of the accident or fails to fulfill the requirements of subsection (1), shall upon conviction be punished by a fine of $100 to $5,000, imprisonment of 30 days to one year, or both.
•    If a driver is involved in a motor vehicle accident that causes permanent disability, mutilation, disfigurement, the destruction of the eye, tongue, nose, lip, organ or other limb, or death to another person, and does not stop at the accident scene or fails to fulfill the requirements of subsection (1), he is upon conviction considered to be guilty of a felony. This is a crime that is punishable by a fine of $1,000 to $10,000, imprisonment of one to 5 years, or both.
•    A driver that is convicted of a crime under this section shall have his driver’s or chauffeur’s license revoked by the commissioner.
Section 63-3-405

A driver involved in a motor vehicle accident that causes personal injury, death to another person, or vehicle damage must provide his name, address, and vehicle registration number. If it is requested by someone attending a vehicle, an injured party, or occupant, he must also show his driver’s or chauffeur’s license. The driver must also provide a reasonable amount of assistance to any injured person. This includes transportation or arrangements for transportation to a medical of hospital facility. No driver that exercises a reasonable amount of care in good faith shall be responsible for civil damages to the injured party.

Law of Hit and Run in Other States.

Resources:

http://www.crimeandpunishment.net/MS/MS%202007%20Crime%20and%20Punishment%20Chart.pdf