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Leaving the Scene of an Accident that results in Personal Injury or Death

Pursuant to statute 625 ILCS 5/11-401 the driver of any vehicle involved in a motor vehicle accident resulting in personal injury or death shall immediately stop their vehicle at the scene of the accident, or as close as possible and then return to the scene, and in every event, shall remain at the scene of the accident until they have satisfied their duty to give information and render aid.  The stop of their vehicle shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary. A violation is a Class 4 felony punishable by 1 to 3 years in the state penitentiary

A driver who has failed to stop immediately at the scene shall, as soon as possible but in no case later than one-half hour after such accident, or, if hospitalized and incapacitated from reporting at any time during such period, as soon as possible but in no case later than one-half hour after being discharged from the hospital, report the place of the accident, the date, the approximate time, the driver's name and address, the registration number of the vehicle driven, and the names of all other occupants of such vehicle, at a police station or sheriff's office near the place where such accident occurred. And any report made as required under this paragraph shall not be used, directly or indirectly, as a basis for the prosecution of any violation of the offense.  A violation is a Class 2 felony punishable by 3 to 7 years in the penitentiary if the accident does not result in the death of any person, or a Class 1 felony punishable by 4 to 15 years if it does result in the death of any person. Further, the Secretary of State shall revoke the driving privilege of any person convicted.

Any person arrested for violating this law is also subject to chemical testing of his or her blood, breath, or urine for the presence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compounds, or any combination thereof, if the testing occurs within 12 hours of the time of the occurrence of the accident that led to his or her arrest. The person's driving privileges are subject to statutory summary suspension if he or she fails testing or statutory summary revocation under if he or she refuses to undergo the testing.

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