Can I be cited after the fact for leaving an accident in a private property shopping center parking lot after I hit a parked car?

A friend of mine was cited for criminal traffic violation leave scene of accident after she went home and reported what she had done.

Asked on June 22, 2012 under Criminal Law, Arizona


Russ Pietryga / Pietryga Law Office

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

All states have statutes that define what a driver is obligated to do after an accident.

Usually, if someone is involved in an accident with an unattended vehiclele they must:

Locate and notify the operator or owner of the vehicle and provide their name, address, and the registration number of the vehicle causing the damage; or

Attach securely in a conspicuous place on the vehicle a written notice with the same info.

Failure to do one or the other can result in being charged with a crime.


Hope this helps

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