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(A) The driver of any vehicle involved in a motor vehicle accident resulting only in damage to a vehicle which is driven or attended by any person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the motor vehicle accident or as close thereto as possible, but shall forthwith return to and in every event shall remain at the scene the motor vehicle accident until the requirements of this chapter have been fulfilled. A driver does not violate this section if the driver moves the vehicle as soon as possible off the highway to the nearest safe location on an exit ramp shoulder, a frontage road, the nearest suitable cross street, or other suitable location that does not obstruct traffic and remains at that location until the driver has fulfilled the requirements of § 75.007. Every stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary. If a damaged vehicle is obstructing traffic lanes, the driver of the vehicle must make every reasonable effort to move the vehicle or have it moved so as not to block the traffic lanes.
(B) Upon conviction of a violation of this section, the court shall make a finding as to whether the damage to a vehicle is in excess of $1,000, and in such case a statement of this finding shall be reported to the Secretary of State with the report of conviction.
(C) If any peace officer or highway authority official finds a vehicle standing upon a highway or toll highway in violation of a prohibition, limitation or restriction on stopping, standing, or parking imposed under this code or a disabled vehicle that obstructs the roadway of a highway or toll highway, the peace officer or highway authority official is authorized to move the vehicle or to require the operator of the vehicle to move the vehicle to the shoulder of the road, to a position where parking is permitted, or to public parking or storage premises. The removal may be performed by, or under the direction of, the peace officer of highway authority official or may be contracted for by local authorities. After the vehicle has been removed, the peace officer or highway authority official shall follow appropriate procedures as provided under state law.
(D) A towing service, its officers and its employees are not liable for loss of or damages to any real or personal property that occurs as a result of the removal or towing of any vehicle under division (C) of this section, as provided under state law.
(ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-402) (Ord. 6994, passed 7-19-83; amend. Ord. 7140, passed 8-20-85) Penalty, see § 70.999