Excerpt from Virginia Code:
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§ 46.2-894. Duty of driver to stop, etc., in event of accident involving
injury or death or damage to attended property; penalty.
The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident in which a person is killed
or injured or in which an attended vehicle or other attended property is damaged
shall immediately stop as close to the scene of the accident as possible without
obstructing traffic, as provided in § 46.2-888, and report his name,
address, driver's license number, and vehicle registration number forthwith to
the State Police or local law-enforcement agency, to the person struck and
injured if such person appears to be capable of understanding and retaining the
information, or to the driver or some other occupant of the vehicle collided
with or to the custodian of other damaged property. The driver shall also render
reasonable assistance to any person injured in such accident, including taking
such injured person to a physician, surgeon, or hospital if it is apparent that
medical treatment is necessary or is requested by the injured person.
Where, because of injuries sustained in the accident, the driver is prevented
from complying with the foregoing provisions of this section, the driver shall,
as soon as reasonably possible, make the required report to the State Police or
local law-enforcement agency and make a reasonable effort to locate the person
struck, or the driver or some other occupant of the vehicle collided with, or
the custodian of the damaged property, and report to such person or persons his
name, address, driver's license number, and vehicle registration number.
Any person convicted of a violation of this section is guilty of (i) a Class
5 felony if the accident results in injury to or the death of any person, or if
the accident results in more than $1000 of damage to property or (ii) a Class 1
misdemeanor if the accident results in damage of $1000 or less to property.
(Code 1950, § 46-189; 1958, c. 541, § 46.1-176; 1970, c. 59; 1977, c. 267;
1982, c. 503; 1984, c. 780; 1989, c. 727; 1997, c. 431; 2001, c. 808; 2002, c. 115; 2005, c. 131.)
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