State police: Hit-and-run crashes are illegal

state police logoIn the past two months, five pedestrians and one bicyclist have been struck and killed in eight hit-and-run traffic crashes across the Commonwealth. Police say because of the alarming rate of fatal crashes involving drivers leaving the scene, they want to remind motorists that state law prohibits a driver from leaving an accident scene that involves injury or death, or property damage. State law says anyone involved in an accident needs to immediately stop as close to the scene of the accident as possible. The driver should also report the accident to police and stay on the scene. Police say drivers should stay alert when on the road and pedestrians and bicyclists should wear reflective and bright clothing.

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