California Vehicle Code VC 20002

Charged with hit and run in Los Angeles?

California Vehicle Code VC 20002 makes it mandatory for all motorists involved in a traffic accident that results in property damage – including vehicle damage – to stop and remain at the scene. In addition, drivers are required by law to:

  • Provide contact information to the other driver; or
  • Leave a note on the vehicle with contact information.

Stopping and remaining at the scene after an accident will ensure that any necessary emergency medical treatment can be called immediately. It also ensures that each party shares insurance information and that the process for determining fault and liability for the damages can begin. Failing to do so is a criminal offense.

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