You do not have to stop and assist if you witness a car accident, provided that you are not involved in the accident.
In the U.S., most states have no general law that says citizens have a duty to stop and render aid.
In other words, no one can sue you if you don’t stop to help.
What do you do if you witness a hit and run?
What to Do If You Witness a Car Accident
- Keep yourself safe.
- If you witness a hit-and-run crash, take extra precautions.
- Call for emergency help if anyone is injured or may have been injured.
- Stay calm while you wait.
- Stay until police arrive.
- Leave when police let you go.
- Write down what you remember.
- Take care of yourself.
Do you have to stop if you witness a car accident UK?
If you have been involved in a road traffic collision you must stop and stay at the scene for a reasonable period of time. If you don’t exchange details at the scene, you must report the accident at a police station or to a police officer as soon as you can and within 24 hours.
Do you call 911 for a car accident?
If you or anyone is injured in the car crash, call 911. This is the fastest way to report the accident and get emergency medical help on the way. Even if you think an injury is minor, call 911. For instance, it’s common for your chest and back to hurt after a crash because of the force against the seat belt.
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