Accidents

189.580 Duty in case of accident.

(1) The operator of any vehicle, whose vehicle, vehicle load, or vehicle equipment which is involved in an accident resulting in injury to or death of any person or resulting only in damage to a vehicle or other property which is driven or attended by any person shall immediately stop and ascertain the extent of the injury or damage and render reasonable assistance, including the carrying, or making of arrangements for the carrying, of such person to a physician, surgeon, or hospital for medical or surgical treatment if it is apparent that such treatment is necessary, or if such carrying is requested by the injured person. The operator or person having or assuming authority of the operator, or ownership of the vehicle, shall give the occupant of the vehicle, or person struck, if requested, the registration number of the vehicle, if any, and also the names and addresses of the owner, the occupants and operator. The total names need not exceed five (5) in number. (2) The operator 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 either locate and notify the operator or owner of such vehicle or other property of his name, address, and the registration number of the vehicle he is driving or shall attach securely in a conspicuous place in or on such vehicle or other property a written notice giving his name, address, and the registration number of the vehicle he is driving, or shall file a report with the local police department. (3) The operator of a vehicle involved in an accident in subsection (1) or (2) above resulting in injury to or death of any person or in which total property damage of five hundred dollars ($500) or more is sustained shall, within ten (10) days, report the matter in writing to the Justice Cabinet.

Effective: July 13, 1990

History: Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 94, sec. 2, effective July 13, 1990. — Amended 1978 Ky. Acts ch. 83, sec. 2, effective June 17, 1978; and ch. 434, sec. 7, effective June 17, 1978. — Amended 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 133, sec. 23. — Amended 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 74, Art. IV, sec. 20(10). — Amended 1972 Ky. Acts ch. 64, sec. 2. — Amended 1958 Ky. Acts ch. 126, sec. 24. — Amended 1952 Ky. Acts ch. 151, sec. 2. — Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. secs. 2739g-53, 2739g-69x, 2739g-69y. Legislative Research Commission Note (6/17/78). This section was amended by 1978 Ky. Acts chs. 83 and 434, part of which are in conflict and cannot be compiled together. Effect has been given to all provisions except for the conflicting provision in subsection (3), in which the later amendment by 1978 Ky. Acts ch. 434, sec. 7, prevails.

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