What to do if you’re caught in a hit-and-run accident

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A hit-and-run auto accident occurs when a party refuses to stop after the accident. If your car is hit by an automobile and the driver flees the scene, your first concern should be to get medical care. If you are not hurt, try to recall as many details as you can about the other driver and vehicle. Call the police, then take a moment to write down everything you remember about the other driver, as well as any witnesses. If any witnesses are in the area, ask them for their name and phone number and for any details they remember about the other driver and the sequence of events.