Hit and Run, Leaving the Scene and Accidents Involving Death or Personal Injuries in Arapahoe County
One crime has accumulated three names: Accidents Involving Death or Personal Injuries, Hit and Run, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Due to publicity involving traffic deaths, penalties have skyrocketed for this crime. Located at C.R.S. 42-4-1601, you can now be charged with a felony if someone is injured or killed, and you leave the accident scene. A Colorado driver must stop and render aid and call police following an accident in Arapahoe County. This law is to make sure that the injured party has a chance of getting medical care.
Accidents Involving Death or Personal Injuries Law in Jefferson County, Colorado
The driver of a motor vehicle in Jefferson County involved in an accident involving the death of someone, serious injury to, or even minor injury to another, must stop their vehicle and return to the scene of the accident. Then, the driver must
- Get medical assistance for any injured party.
- Call the police. You must give your name, address and the registration number of your vehicle. Other reporting requirements are found at C.R.S. 42-4-1606, Duty to Report Accidents.
Punishment for Leaving the Scene of an Accident or Hit and Run in Adams County, Colorado
In Adams County, Brighton and Westminster, the failure to remain at the scene of a car accident can result in felony criminal charges. The range of criminal charges will depend on the degree of injury others suffered in your car or another car. Here is the range:
- Class 3 felony charge if the accident resulted in the death of anyone and you left the scene
- Class 4 felony if the crash resulted in serious bodily injury to someone and you ran from the scene
- Class 1 misdemeanor traffic offense when someone is injured at all, and you fled the scene
- Your driver’s license can also be suspended when you Leave the Scene of an Accident
Douglas County Accidents Involving Death or Personal Injuries – Impact on your Drivers’ License
If you are convicted of Accidents Involving Death or Personal Injuries, your driver’s license will usually be revoked. You will be given twelve points against your license, and this will max out your total point allowance, resulting in a license suspension or revocation.
Never leave the scene of an accident, and never give a statement to police. Remain silent and call our Hit and Run lawyers at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.