Rules of the Road for Drivers

ORS 811.748
Driver failure to report accident to police officer or law enforcement agency

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(1)

The driver of a vehicle commits the offense of driver failure to report an accident if the driver is driving any vehicle that is involved in an accident required to be reported under ORS 811.745 (When accident must be reported to police officer or law enforcement agency) and the driver, if physically capable, does not give notice of the accident immediately to a police officer or a law enforcement agency by the quickest means available.

(2)

Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, a driver does not commit the offense of driver failure to report an accident if:

(a)

The accident required to be reported under ORS 811.745 (When accident must be reported to police officer or law enforcement agency) results in a serious injury or death; and

(b)

The driver gives notice of the accident immediately to the emergency communications system by the quickest means available.

(3)

The offense described in this section, driver failure to report an accident, is a Class A traffic violation. [2009 c.490 §4; 2015 c.247 §39]
Note: See note under 811.745 (When accident must be reported to police officer or law enforcement agency).
Chapter 811

See also annotations under ORS chapter 483 in permanent edition.

Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statute

A party in violation of a motor vehicle statute is negligent as a matter of law unless he introduces evidence from which the trier of fact could find that he was acting as a reasonably prudent person under the circumstances. Barnum v. Williams, 264 Or 71, 504 P2d 122 (1972)

Law Review Citations

Under Former Similar Statute

10 WLJ 207 (1974)


Source

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Jun. 26, 2021