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Q432: Do the police prosecute failing to stop and report an accident in every case?

The police will aim to prosecute in most cases where there is sufficient evidence to secure a conviction. However, each case is judged on its own merits. If the accident is one where there is serious injury/damage, then the police will aim to prosecute in every case. If there is only minor damage to a vehicle, this will more than likely be left to the insurance companies to ascertain liability.

Failing to stop and failing to report an accident are both offences, in which a conviction could lead to imprisonment and/or a substantial fine.

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