Leaving the Scene of an Accident

The controlling Illinois Statute is is 625 ILCS 5/11‑402(a) which provides as follows:


“The driver of any vehicle involved in a motor vehicle accident resulting only in damage to a vehicle which is driven or attended by any person shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of such motor vehicle accident or as close thereto as possible, but shall forthwith return to and in every event shall remain at the scene of such motor vehicle accident until the requirements ofSection 11‑403 have been fulfilled.”


In the State of Illinois, Leaving the Scene of an Accident is a Class A Misdemeanor. The range of penalties are up to 364 days in county jail, probation, conditional discharge or court supervision up to 24 months and/or fines up to $2500.

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