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If someone unjustifyingly hits me with a vehicle and drives off what are the driver's penalties?

Discussion in 'Auto Accidents, Injuries' started by Miami Heat Lover, Feb 9, 2020.

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  1. Miami Heat Lover

    Miami Heat Lover Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I am asking (and also live in) Utah
     
  2. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Google "Utah penalties for hit and run driving."

    A lot of your questions can be answered quickly with an internet search.

    Learn how to fish.

    (As in: Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach him how to fish and he eats for a lifetime.)
     
  3. Red Kayak

    Red Kayak Active Member

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    Just an observation: whether or not hitting a person (or anything) with your car is "justifiable", leaving the scene is called "hit and run" or "leaving the scene", and as such, is a crime.

    There are very few "justifications" for hitting another party, by the way. However, even if a motorist is not "at fault", s/he is obligated to stop and stay at the scene until help arrives, etc.
     
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    army judge Super Moderator

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    Your question prompted me to ask you one, OP.
    When would a driver ever be justified in hitting YOU, even if the driver hit you and stopped at the scene?
     
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    justblue Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps if op unjustifiably hit the driver and the driver had to stun the OP? or had been caught intruding in the drivers home? :p
     
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    army judge Super Moderator

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    I find "circular logic" most amusing, don't you? ;) :)
     
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    Red Kayak Active Member

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    Come to think of it, OP never specified it was a car or truck... Perhaps someone picked up a bicycle and threw it.
     
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    army judge Super Moderator

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    Could it have been a "big wheel", tricycle, or even a little red wagon?
     
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    justblue Well-Known Member

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    Yes...OP had a thread about 7 year old girls unjustifiably assaulting him...perhaps she did it with her wagon. o_O
     
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    Note that hit and run doesn't mean anything to you. The driver may or may not be prosecuted. You have no right to have someone prosecuted, crimes are not victim vs. defendant but rather society as a whole (as represented by the state) vs. the defendant.

    As far a civil action goes, whether you could recover anything depends on the intentional acts or negligence by both parties. The fact that he left the scene doesn't much matter.
     
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    justblue Well-Known Member

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    Please don't post to old threads.



    Post reported.
     
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