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Can you report a hit and run accident after you've left the scene?

My husband got hit on his way to work, rather than stopping and making a police report, he just continued on because he didn't want to be late to work. He "thinks" he can file a report later, I personally wouldn't have chanced it. I'm a bit ticked with him right now.


Asked by sarasquiverfull at 8:19 AM on Jan. 5, 2011 in Travel

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Answers (7)
  • Even though he is the victim, he could be cited for leaving the scene.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:26 AM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • He should be able to. He should do it ASAP though.


    Answer by Christine0813 at 8:21 AM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • You can, just have him go to the police station and fill out a report.

    Answer by Scuba at 8:28 AM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Yes, he can.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 9:02 AM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • We are in MI and I called the State Police and they said "Michigan Law is VERY clear that you are to stay at the scene of the accident until an officer arrives." But said we can try to call dispatch and have a car go to his work and take the report. He didn't sound very reassuring.

    Comment by sarasquiverfull (original poster) at 9:16 AM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • yes

    Answer by jagrus at 10:24 AM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • A few years ago I backed into a parked car. It was very early in the morning and all I could think of was the person was going to be like my grandpa and it was going to be some grouchy old man that was going to start screaming at me. LOL. So I left a note with my information and then went to work. I called my insurance company and told them and then the lady called me and I gave her my insurance information and that was it. I don't remember informing the police at all, but it's possible that I did. But if I did, I just called from work and told them what happened and that was that.

    Answer by Christina807 at 11:30 PM on Jan. 5, 2011