Hit and run car accident. It sounds pretty self-explanatory, right? Who doesn't know what that is? Well, the legal definition is more than just the surface meaning. It is actually quite broad, covering various scenarios and situations you may not be familiar with.

Let's imagine you are driving down the road. One of your closest friends sends you a text with important information you've been needing. You're driving on a relatively empty road, so you decide to send a quick response. As you're driving, your eyes are quickly moving back and forth between the road ahead and your mobile phone below. As you're texting the message, a child quickly runs out into the street to retrieve a ball. You see the child when your car is only a few feet away. You quickly hit the brakes, but it's too late. You're afraid and worried and your adrenaline is pumping. In the heat of the moment, you speed off. Hopefully, this has never happened to you, but the example you've just read is one of a hit and run car accident.

There are two components to a hit and run car accident.
- The collision of a vehicle into a property or a person (the hit)
- Leaving the scene of the crime (the run)

If your vehicle hits something or someone else, and you choose to take off instead of remaining at the scene of the accident, it is considered a hit and run. Typically, when a person hits something or someone with their vehicle, they get out of the car to assess the damages. If they hit another person, they are supposed to get out of the car to check on the well-being of that individual and call 911 immediately; when this is not done, it is considered a crime.

In most states, a hit and run is considered a misdemeanor or a felony. If the hit and run is property related only (like a car hitting another car) it is usually considered a misdemeanor. However, if the accident involves injuring another person, you will likely be charged with a felony hit-and-run. When it comes to a hit and run, it doesn't matter if the property or person you hit caused damage to your car or not. Legally, if not morally, you are required to stop at the scene of the accident and call 911. You should also exchange contact information or insurance information, if necessary.

Here are a few more examples: If you hit a car and a person is sitting in it, it's considered a hit and run, but only if you leave the scene of the accident. If you hit a pedestrian and flee the scene of the accident, it is a hit and run. If you hit an individual on a bike or skateboard and flee the scene of the accident, it is a hit and run. If you hit a parked car with no one in it and leave the scene, it is a hit and run. The two factors needed for hit and run to be applicable is a vehicle collision of some sort, regardless of the damage or injury, and fleeing the scene of the accident.

**********************************************
Videos featured on FuryRoad news channel are intended for criticism, educational and journalistic purposes.
Take this video as a learning tool, watch and do NOT repeat!
DRIVE SAFELY – Stay Alert, Stay Calm, Avoid Road Rage!

All fragments shown in this video are licensed and used with the authorization of the rights holders granting us commercial use rights to their content. If you have any questions about compilation or clip licensing, please contact us.

This video was edited in Professional video and audio editor "Sony Vegas Pro" v16 for Windows.
***********************************************

Follow us on Twitter - twitter.com/FuryRoad14
Submit your videos - tiny.cc/hotk7y

If YOU want to SUPPORT FuryRoad channel (it's strictly voluntary) - you can make it here www.patreon.com/FuryRoad

Comments

    • Joseph DuPont
      Joseph DuPont

      Does anyone really care??? https://www.facebook.com/STEVENBACONLIVES/

      about 3 days ago
    • Tech News for Tech Noobs
      Tech News for Tech Noobs

      One movie quote sums up all these drivers who hit & run...


      "Stupid is as stupid does." Especially the Einstein at the end. Where does he think he can go when he is on the highway with not one, but MULTIPLE cops behind him!?

      about 6 days ago
    • Corey L.
      Corey L.

      While I agree the officer did a solid pit, she gets an D in gun control. Don't ever stick your weapon in a vehicle with one hand. It is hard to tell what the other officer is doing but you are just asking for him to snatch the weapon.

      about 7 days ago
    • Jason's Journeys
      Jason's Journeys

      3:05 Guy on scooter almost was hit. Good thing he was paying attention.........I'm glad they got that last guy before the video ended.

      about 7 days ago
    • Edbert2004
      Edbert2004

      I'm betting most of these were stolen cars.

      about 8 days ago
    • Sky1
      Sky1

      I like these videos it quenches my urge to buy a new car

      about 9 days ago
    • Lucy Florey
      Lucy Florey

      I was hit by a guy in a truck on a narrow road ...I was way over almost in the ditch, he took off my mirror and kept on driving.
      I started to back up to turn around; he stopped finally. I got out of my jeep. My jeep was on my side of the road, he then backed up into my jeep.

      about 9 days ago
    • Tim Unknown
      Tim Unknown

      That cop did an amazing job and a perfect pit maneuver without hitting any cars wow

      about 10 days ago
    • Dan Mcclellan
      Dan Mcclellan

      I bet homeboy on the mo pedi had to go home and wipe his ass 😂

      about 10 days ago
    • K Rodriguez
      K Rodriguez

      The last video chasing white civic Honda. Policewoman was bad ass chasing that dude! Go girl!

      about 10 days ago
    • Danielle Phillips
      Danielle Phillips

      wow never expected to see that loves/mcdonalds on here. i live near that. it's Choctaw OK. lol

      about 12 days ago
    • Row Kah
      Row Kah

      These people are like: Who cares, i will pay for it later!



      Then i will go to his/her grave piss on it and give it the finger!

      about 13 days ago
    • MJGonzalez99
      MJGonzalez99

      the Civic driver good job cops .

      about 14 days ago
    • Conqueror Emmanuel
      Conqueror Emmanuel

      How could you let some jerk get away after being hit and run. 😏😒👊💥👊💥💥👊👊💥💣🗯💣💫 it's stop to put your foot down and go after that Toyota in high speed, not last speed.

      about 15 days ago
    • showdown561
      showdown561

      Typical of the FHP to pursue with no sirens to warn other drivers. 🙄

      about 15 days ago
    • rayswa63
      rayswa63

      Minideb is a fucking bitch.

      about 15 days ago
    • rayswa63
      rayswa63

      The red Mini Cooper driver was at fault. Why did she get angry? Wtf ?

      about 15 days ago
    • Joel Jones
      Joel Jones

      That police chase was dope....pinned his ass good👍

      about 15 days ago
    • Autumn Sunsets
      Autumn Sunsets

      That person in the white Civic running from the cop is going to get soooo many charges. Wreckless driving, hit and run, etc.

      about 16 days ago
    • Autumn Sunsets
      Autumn Sunsets

      When you're driving you have to think of how you're driving and watch for others too. You cannot assume some of these idiots have good sense.

      about 16 days ago
    • Autumn Sunsets
      Autumn Sunsets

      The lady with the mini coop barely touched his car. He's following her for what? Some ppl just want to cause a scene.

      about 16 days ago
    • Observant Owl
      Observant Owl

      Found the moron Raumel Quntero facebook profile, the guy driving the white car at the end. From Cuba. No update for a long while, wonder why. ROFL. https://www.facebook.com/rodolfoelcomelon.tengo. Also https://www.google.com/search?q=Raumel+Quntero&rlz=1C1CHBD_enUS804US804&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=bfVTtn6xwIeBdM%253A%252CDW9p_efokmkQEM%252C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kQYzpa13XvshzXLdrVHhp4z3UCapQ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjAy8CyytviAhUPTawKHWwfDW0Q9QEwAnoECAYQCA&cshid=1560055364080617#imgrc=bfVTtn6xwIeBdM:

      about 17 days ago
    • Travis Hogarth
      Travis Hogarth

      This last lady cop is a straight up dumb asshole

      about 17 days ago
    • Travis Hogarth
      Travis Hogarth In reply to Travis Hogarth

      I hope she was fired after this video was shown to her superiors

      about 17 days ago
    • Travis Hogarth
      Travis Hogarth

      I wanna drive with the first guy. He's fast af

      about 17 days ago
    • Digitalbumpin
      Digitalbumpin

      10:15 If you are going to chase them then KEEP THE FUCK UP you idiot

      about 18 days ago
    • Digitalbumpin
      Digitalbumpin

      4:25 You deserve to get hit listening to that music you beta cuck piece of shit

      about 18 days ago
    • 評価する
      評価する

      the first cammer was the most professional ive ever seen on dashcam

      about 18 days ago
    • Snowy23
      Snowy23

      at 2.43 I know that intersection, not far from Nyack NY

      about 18 days ago
    • Umb
      Umb

      That chase at the end had my butthole clenched up tight

      about 18 days ago
    • SpiritCrusher27
      SpiritCrusher27

      20 mins of me yelling "stupid fuck" when the driver takes off

      about 21 day ago