321.263  Information and aid--leaving scene of accident.

1.  The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or death of a person or damage to a vehicle which is driven or attended by a person shall give the driver's name, address, and the registration number of the vehicle the driver is driving and shall upon request and if available exhibit the driver's driver's license to the person struck, the driver or occupant of, or the person attending the vehicle involved in the accident and shall render to a person injured in the accident reasonable assistance, including the transporting or arranging for the transporting of the person for medical treatment if it is apparent that medical treatment is necessary or if transportation for medical treatment is requested by the injured person.

2.  If the accident causes the death of a person, all surviving drivers shall remain at the scene of the accident except to seek necessary aid or to report the accident to law enforcement authorities. Before leaving the scene of the fatal accident, each surviving driver shall leave the surviving driver's driver's license, automobile registration receipt, or other identification data at the scene of the accident. After leaving the scene of the accident, a surviving driver shall promptly report the accident to law enforcement authorities, and shall immediately return to the scene of the accident or inform the law enforcement authorities where the surviving driver can be located.

Section History: Early form

  [S13, § 1571-m23; C24, 27, 31, 35, § 5072, 5079; C39, § 5020.03; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 321.263]

Section History: Recent form

  90 Acts, ch 1230, §68; 98 Acts, ch 1073, §9

Internal References

  Referred to in § 321.228, 321.261, 321.262, 321.555

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