What to Do After a Hit & Run Accident

Anytime you are involved in a car accident everyone involved should pull over, but what do you do when the other car takes off? 

Whenever you are involved in a car accident, it is advised that you pull over to the side of the road and exchange information with the other driver. But not all drivers are sane and not all of them are reasonable human beings. What if the other driver involved in the accident all of a sudden drives off before you even get a chance to exit your vehicle? Follow these steps on what to do if you are involved in a hit and run accident.


  • Do not leave the scene to try and confront the other driver.
  • Do not unnecessarily block traffic waiting for the police.
  • Do not wait in your car in a travel lane; go somewhere else that is as safe for you as possible.

Many people flee accidents for three primary reasons: they are either not properly licensed, not properly insured, or they are afraid of the ensuing consequences. It is important that you keep adequate insurance to protect yourself against these kinds of accidents, especially if you live in states that don’t cover uninsured drivers, like California.

It is vital, for proper insurance coverage, that you call the police right away and explain the situation. If you can react quick enough, you should remember and quickly write the following information about the other car:

  • License plate number
  • Make and model and color of the car
  • The state of the license plate if the car is from out of state

Proper uninsured/underinsured coverage assures that your car and bodily injuries will be taken care of if the accident in which you are involved is a hit & run.

You deserve an auto insurance policy with uninsured/underinsured coverage to bring you the best possible coverage you can afford. For more information about how we can slash the cost of your coverage, contact Lou Aggetta Insurance Agency in Pleasant Hill, California today.