Felony Hit and Run – ARS 28-661 – Leaving the Scene of an Accident that Results in Injury or Death.
Drivers involved in an accident that results in injury or death must remain at the scene or return as soon as possible. Drivers then must provide their name, address, vehicle registration number, and license. In addition, because there’s an injury, the driver must render reasonable assistance, help coordinate medical transportation, and notify law enforcement. The felony hit and run classification is dictated by the nature of the accident. If the driver causes an accident that results in serious injury or death, the driver can be charged with a class 2 felony. If the driver didn’t cause the accident, but was still involved in an accident involving serious injury or death, the driver can be charged with a class 3 felony. If the accident involves only non-serious injury, it should only be charged as a class 5 felony. If a driver remains, but fails to offer reasonable assistance to an injured person, the driver can still be charged with a class 6 felony under ARS 28-663(A)(3).