Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 1. Uniform Accident Reporting Act

Duty To Give Information And Render Aid

61-7-105. Duty to give information and render aid. (1) The driver of any vehicle required to stop pursuant to 61-7-103 shall:

(a) give the driver's name, address, and the registration number of the vehicle the driver is driving and shall upon request and if available show a driver's license to the person struck or the driver or occupant of or person attending any vehicle collided with;

(b) render to any person injured in the accident reasonable assistance, including the transporting or the making of arrangements for the transporting of the person to a physician, surgeon, or hospital for medical or surgical treatment if it is apparent that the treatment is necessary or if transportation is requested by the injured person; and

(c) if any person in the accident is injured, deceased, or otherwise incapacitated or if notice is required pursuant to 61-7-108, remain at the scene of the accident until an on-duty peace officer with authority to investigate the accident gives the driver express permission to leave. This subsection (1)(c) does not apply when the driver reasonably believes it is necessary to leave the scene in order to seek emergency medical care for any person involved in the accident or to give notice to authorities pursuant to 61-7-108.

(2) A driver may not delegate to another the duties imposed under this section.

History: En. Sec. 5, Ch. 210, L. 1939; R.C.M. 1947, 32-1204; amd. Sec. 34, Ch. 443, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 1959, Ch. 56, L. 2009; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 235, L. 2011.