Coping with a Hit-and-Run: Essential Steps After the Incident
Coping with a Hit-and-Run: Essential Steps After the Incident

Truck drivers staged protests on Tuesday, January 2, in various regions across the country against a particular provision in the new penal law concerning hit-and-run road accidents. As a result of these demonstrations, supply services were affected in multiple areas on that day.

Coping with a Hit-and-Run: Essential Steps After the Incident: Being involved in an auto accident can be overwhelming. But when the other party flees the scene, it can leave you feeling stranded and unsure of what to do next.

What exactly is a hit-and-run? Some Thoughts in this context:

In traffic laws, a hit-and-run is when someone causes an accident and leaves without offering any details or aid. In most places, it's considered a misdemeanor, but if someone gets injured, it can escalate to a felony charge.

Dealing with a hit-and-run requires careful documentation for both the insurance company and law enforcement. However, this can be challenging when the other driver has fled.

Here are some dos and don'ts to handle a hit-and-run situation:


Call 911 immediately if you're in the car during the incident or if someone is injured.

Collect as much information as possible about the driver, their vehicle, and the accident details, including license plate number, make, model, color of the other vehicle, damage description (take photos if feasible), the direction the other vehicle went, and the accident's location, date, time, and cause.

Reach out to witnesses for additional information and ensure you obtain their names and contact details. This information can be crucial in situations where you were not present with your vehicle during the hit-and-run incident.

Notify the police and your insurance company promptly to file a police report and an accident claim. The official report will aid in the search for the missing driver and support your insurance claim.


Do not pursue the fleeing driver. Chasing after them may lead to missing crucial eyewitness accounts, raise doubts about fault, and increase the risk of further accidents or dangerous situations.
Avoid delaying the reporting of the incident to the authorities or your insurance provider. Timely reporting is crucial for effective investigation and claim processing.

Dealing with a hit-and-run can be distressing, but following these steps can help navigate through the aftermath, ensuring proper documentation and support from authorities and your insurance company.

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