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42-4-1604. Duty upon striking unattended vehicle or other property.

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The driver of any vehicle which collides with or is involved in an accident with any vehicle or other property which is unattended resulting in any damage to such vehicle or other property shall immediately stop and either locate and notify the operator or owner of such vehicle or other property of such fact, the drivers name and address, and the registration number of the vehicle he or she is driving or attach securely in a conspicuous place in or on such vehicle or other property a written notice giving the drivers name and address and the registration number of the vehicle he or she is driving. The driver shall also make report of such accident when and as required in section 42-4-1606. Every stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary. This section shall not apply to the striking of highway fixtures or traffic control devices which shall be governed by the provisions of section 42-4-1605. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense.

History

History.
Source: L. 94: Entire title amended with relocations, p. 2401, 1, effective January 1, 1995.

Annotations

Editors note: This section is similar to former 42-4-1404 as it existed prior to 1994, and the former 42-4-1604 was relocated to 42-4-1804.

ANNOTATION

Annotators note. Since 42-4-1604 is similar to 42-4-1404 as it existed prior to the 1994 amending of title 42 as enacted by SB 94-1, a relevant case construing that provision has bee included with the annotations to this section.

Applied in Ruth v. County Court, 198 Colo. 6, 595 P.2d 237 (1979).