A “hit-and-run” accident is a collision where a driver leaves the accident scene without providing their contact/insurance information or without helping injured passengers. Under the Alberta Traffic Safety Act, a driver who is involved (directly or indirectly) in an accident must stay at or return to the scene of the accident and render all reasonable assistance. They must also provide their contact, vehicle, and insurance information to anyone who has suffered loss (i.e., vehicle damage) or injury as well as to any witnesses and police officers.
If you are the victim of a hit-and-run accident, you should report the accident to the police as soon as possible. You should also speak with a personal injury lawyer to learn more about your rights and options for obtaining compensation for your injuries.