Duty to Stop at Accident Involving Personal Injuries – Section 316.027, Florida Statutes

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Pursuant to Florida Statute sec. 316.027, any person involved in a crash, whether or public or private property, that results in injury of any person must immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the crash or closest thereto. The person must also remain at the scene of the crash until he or she has fulfilled all their requirements. Any person who willfully and intentionally violates this statute commits a third degree felony. Any person involved in a crash that results in the death of any person must also do the same. However, anyone who willfully and intentionally violates this statute with a crash resulting in the death of a person commits a felony in the first degree.

A person who flees the scene of crash that results in personal injury or death to any person and is under the influence of alcohol, drugs or other narcotics will be sentenced to a mandatory minimum 2 years imprisonment. The driver who flees the scene will also be responsible to the reimbursing and/or compensating the victim(s) for any damage or loss suffered by the victim(s). A person who willfully and intentionally violates this statute will also have their driver’s license revoked.

To read more Florida law on a person’s duty to stop after being involved in a crash, please see Title XXIII – Motor Vehicles, Chapter 316, Section 316.027 – Crash involving death or personal injuries.