If you find yourself in an accident and no one is injured or present you are not always required to remain at the scene. 316.062(1) states that the driver of any vehicle involved in a crash resulting in injury to or death of any person or damage to any vehicle or other property which is driven or attended by any person shall give his or her name, address, and the registration number of the vehicle he or she is driving, and shall upon request and if available exhibit his or her license or permit to drive, to any person injured in such crash or to the driver or occupant of or person attending any vehicle or other property damaged in the crash and shall give such information and, upon request, exhibit such license or permit to any police officer at the scene of the crash or who is investigating the crash and shall render to any person injured in the crash reasonable assistance, including the carrying, or the making of arrangements for the carrying, of such person to a physician, surgeon, or hospital for medical or surgical treatment if it is apparent that treatment is necessary, or if such carrying is requested by the injured person.
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(2) In the event none of the persons specified are in condition to receive the information to which they otherwise would be entitled under subsection (1), and no police officer is present, the driver of any vehicle involved in such crash, after fulfilling all other requirements of s. 316.027 and subsection (1), insofar as possible on his or her part to be performed, shall forthwith report the crash to the nearest office of a duly authorized police authority and submit thereto the information specified in subsection (1).
If the driver leaves the scene of a crash without fulfilling the above listed duties they waive the accident report privilege. This can make it easier for the prosecutor to prove the case. As simple as these cases might appear they can actually get complicated. If you are involved in an accident and leave the scene never talk to the police about your case because the accident report privilege might have already been waived. If you are accused of a crime go to leaving the scene of a crash attorney or call Kevin J. Pitts at 386-451-5112.