Property Damage Other Than Vehicle

When an accident results in damage to something other than another vehicle, the driver must:

1. Immediately stop as close to the accident scene as possible without obstructing traffic more than is necessary.

2. Remain at the scene until: a) the driver has taken reasonable steps to locate and notify the owner or person in change of the property that is damaged; b) the driver has given that person his or her name, address and registration; and c) if requested, the driver has shown his or her license to the person.

If the driver cannot find the owner or a person in charge of the property, then the driver must notify either the Sheriff or a member of the State Police Department and give them the information outlined above.

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