What if the other person flees the scene of the accident?


More so than not, people flee the scene of an accident because they are scared. But running from an accident can also be due to other factors such as drunk driving, having an invalid or no license at all, or the other person panicked. At the scene, law enforcement officials will begin their investigation to see what the cause of the accident could have been (drugs, alcohol, negligence). However, those who run from the scene of the accident are immediately under suspicion from the police and once they are found, they may face criminal charges depending on the severity of the accident. Those who do choose to flee from the scene are advised to turn themselves in to the local police.