Consequences of a Hit and Run in Ohio
Leaving the scene of the accident can have a lasting negative impact on every aspect of your life, from large fines to jail time. Consequences differ according to the severity of the accident and whether human life or property is involved.
Having an accident, even if no one is injured, is a frightening event. You might be tempted to leave the scene, but do not do that! Penalties for leaving the scene of an accident are extremely stiff. Additionally, leaving the scene makes you appear to be guilty, regardless of whether or not you’re at fault. In this day and age with cell phone cameras everywhere, the accident would probably already recorded and you leaving would be too.