Leaving scene OK under traffic l...

Leaving scene OK under traffic l...

There are 1 comment on the Gloversville Leader-Herald story from Sep 21, 2011, titled Leaving scene OK under traffic l.... In it, Gloversville Leader-Herald reports that:

State Vehicle and Traffic Law requires anyone involved in a motor vehicle accident to stop and give their identification and insurance information to an injured party and police officer or, if no police are present, notify authorities.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Gloversville Leader-Herald.

Andrea Bergstrom

Northville, NY

#1 Sep 25, 2011
Unless the driver of the vehicle or his passenger were in danger of imminent death, the person's "pressing need" to leave the scene of an accident where he ran over someone is a pitiful excuse. There was a house close enough by that one of the occupants heard the car "hit something." The driver could have gone to the house, knocked on the door, identified himself as an off-duty policeman, and requested that the person call the cops. He could have said that he could not stay there for "x" reason and he wanted the accident to be reported. That's what a normal person might do--let alone a responsible cop--on or off duty.

The weird interpretation of the V & T law as "not specifying how long someone has to report an accident involving a death" is a real stretch. What if it was reported 2 or 3 days later--is that still ok? At best this guy is a lousy cop. At worst he is getting away with vehicular manslaughter.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Broadalbin Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Judge Edward Skoda (Jan '14) Jun 22 BROKEN HEARTED 20
News ...and now for a lighter moment from the Econom... Jun 5 TW_sugar_daddio 5
Parade Jun 2 Rob 1
News Albany police arrest woman for Liebel Street bu... (Aug '12) May 28 I Hateu 6
News Johnstown supports land bank May '16 DemandEco 2
Question about a 1980s murder. May '16 Doom 2
News Carbone selected as a "Best Place to Work" (May '15) Jan '16 Another Dealer 14
More from around the web

Personal Finance

Broadalbin Mortgages