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It is illegal to leave the scene of an accident without providing full and accurate contact information. If the police are called, you need to wait for them to allow you to leave. Leaving can result in criminal charges.

For a minor accident, with no injuries and no damage other than to the cars themselves, you can exchange information and agree with the other driver to file a police report.

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Q: Is it illegal to leave the scene of a car accident if you are not at fault?
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Can legally leave scene of one car accident?

That would be hit and run, which is illegal. No, you cannot.


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