The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident on a highway or on premises to which the public has access resulting in bodily injury or death to a person shall immediately stop his vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close as possible to the scene of the accident and shall remain on the scene until the individual fulfills the requirements laid out in NRS 484E.030
The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury or wrongful death or any person or damage to any vehicle or other property that is driven or attended by any person shall give the following information to the driver or occupants of the other motor vehicles and the police:
- Registration number of the vehicle involved in the accident
- License information
In addition to providing information, the person must also render reasonable aid to any person injured in the accident including ensuring transportation of the person to:
- A physician
- A surgeon
- A hospital for medical or surgical treatment
The driver of any vehicle which collides with or is involved in an accident with any vehicle or other property, which is unattended, resulting in any damage to such other vehicle or property, shall immediately stop and shall then and there locate and notify the operator or owner of the vehicle or property or if the owners cannot be located, the driver must leave a written notice in a secure, conspicuous place giving the address of the driver and of the owner of the vehicle causing the damage.
The driver of a vehicle which collides with or is involved in an accident with any vehicle or other property, which is unattended, resulting in any damage to such other vehicle or property, shall immediately by the quickest means of communication give notice of such accident to the nearest office of a police authority or to the Nevada Highway Patrol. Whenever the driver of a vehicle is physically incapable of giving an immediate notice of an accident as required in the section, and there was another occupant in the vehicle at the time of the accident capable of doing so, such occupant shall make or cause the notice to be given to the proper authorities.
It’s also necessary to report the incident if any injuries were sustained, regardless of who was at fault or whether or not anyone was harmed. In Nevada, drivers are required by law to exchange information with the other party if an accident occurs. Failing to do so may result in fines, license suspension, and even imprisonment. A hit and run felony is considered a serious offense. Whether or not anyone was harmed, a person may still be sentenced to jail time. If you’re being charged with a Nevada hit-and-run, it’s critical that you contact an experienced Las Vegas hit and run defense attorney as soon as possible.