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A. Involving Death Or Personal Injuries: The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in an injury to or death of any person shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of such accident or as close thereto as possible and shall then forthwith return to, and in every event shall remain at, the scene of the accident until he has fulfilled the requirement of subsection C of this section. Every such stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary. (1960 Code, Sec. 7-401)
B. Involving Damage To Vehicle:
1. The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting only in damage to a vehicle which is driven or attended by any person shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of such accident or as close thereto as possible but shall forthwith return to and in every event shall remain at the scene of such accident until he has fulfilled the requirements of subsection C of this section. Every such stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary. (1960 Code, Sec. 7-402)
2. Any person failing to stop or comply with said requirements under such circumstances shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. (1977 Code)
C. Duty To Give Information And Render Aid: The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or death of any person or damage to any vehicle which is driven or attended by any person shall give his name, address and the registration number of the vehicle he is driving, and shall, upon request and if available, exhibit his operator's or chauffeur's license to the person struck or the driver or occupant of or person attending any vehicle collided with and shall render to any person injured in such accident reasonable assistance, including the carrying, or the making of arrangements for the carrying of such person to a physician, surgeon or hospital for medical or surgical treatment if it is apparent that such treatment is necessary or if such carrying is requested by the injured person. (1960 Code, Sec. 7-403)
D. Duty Upon Striking Unattended Vehicle: The driver of any vehicle which collides with any vehicle which is unattended shall immediately stop and shall then and there either locate and notify the operator or owner of such vehicle of the name and address of the driver and owner of the vehicle striking the unattended vehicle, or shall leave in a conspicuous place in the vehicle struck a written notice giving the name and address of the driver and of the owner of the vehicle doing the striking and a statement of the circumstances thereof. (1960 Code, Sec. 7-404)
E. Duty Upon Striking Fixtures Upon A Highway: The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting only in damage to fixtures or other property legally upon or adjacent to a highway or street shall take reasonable steps to locate and notify the owner or person in charge of such property of such fact and of his name and address and of the registration number of the vehicle he is driving, and shall, upon request and if available, exhibit his operator's or chauffeur's license. (1977 Code)
F. Immediate Notice Of Accidents:
1. The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or death of any person, or damage to the property of any one person in excess of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) shall immediately by the quickest means of communication give notice of such accident to the police department of the city. (1960 Code, Sec. 7-406; amd. 1977 Code)
2. Whenever the driver of a vehicle is physically incapable of giving immediate notice of an accident as required herein, and there was another occupant in the vehicle at the time of the accident capable of doing so, such occupant shall give or cause to be given the notice not given by the driver.
G. Written Reports Of Accidents:
1. Every police officer, who in the regular course of duty, investigates a motor vehicle accident either at the time of and at the scene of the accident or thereafter by interviewing participants or witnesses shall, within twenty four (24) hours after completing such investigation, forward a written report of such accident to the department.
2. Such written reports required to be forwarded by police officers and the information contained therein shall not be privileged or held confidential.
H. Accident Report Forms:
1. The department of law enforcement shall prepare and upon request supply to the police department, coroner, sheriff, garages, and other suitable agencies or individuals, forms for written accident reports required hereunder, appropriate with respect to the persons required to make such reports and the purposes to be served. The written reports shall call for sufficiently detailed information to disclose with reference to a traffic accident the cause, conditions then existing, and the persons and vehicles involved.
2. Every accident report required to be made in writing shall be made on the appropriate form approved by the department of law enforcement and shall contain all of the information required therein unless not available.
I. Coroner To Report: The coroner or other official performing like functions shall on or before the tenth day of each month report in writing to the department of law enforcement the death of any person within his jurisdiction during the preceding calendar month as the result of a traffic accident, giving the time and place of the accident and the circumstances relating thereto.
J. Garages To Report: The person in charge of any garage or repair shop to which is brought any motor vehicle which shows evidence of having been involved in an accident of which report must be made, as provided in subsection G of this section, or struck by any bullet, shall report to the department within forty eight (48) hours after such motor vehicle is received, giving the engine number, registration number and the name and address of the owner or operator of such vehicle.
K. Accident Reports Confidential, Exceptions: All accident reports made by garages shall be without prejudice to the individual so reporting and shall be for the confidential use of the department or other governmental agencies having use for the records for accident prevention purposes, except that the department may disclose the identity of a person involved in an accident when such identity is not otherwise known or when such person denies his presence at the scene of such accident. No such report shall be used as evidence in any trial, civil or criminal, arising out of an accident.
L. Department To Tabulate And Analyze Accident Reports: The department shall tabulate and may analyze all accident reports and shall publish annually, or at more frequent intervals, statistical information based thereon as to the number or circumstances of traffic accidents.
M. City May Require Accident Reports: The city may by ordinance require that the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident shall also file with the police department a report of such accident or a copy of any report herein required to be filed with the department. All such reports shall be for the confidential use of the police department and subject to the provisions of subsection K of this section.
N. Testing Blood Of Persons Killed In Accidents: The director of the department of health and welfare, jointly with the county coroner, shall provide a system and procedure whereby all morticians in the city shall obtain blood samples from all pedestrians and motor vehicle operators who have died as a result of and contemporaneously with an accident involving a motor vehicle.
O. Report And Investigation Of Traffic Hazard Causing Accident: Whenever any investigation or judicial action stemming from a traffic accident which resulted in death or injury to any person or damage to any property in an apparent extent of five hundred dollars ($500.00) or more results in a finding that a physical traffic hazard caused or was responsible for a traffic accident, the investigating traffic enforcement officer or presiding judicial officer shall submit a written statement of such finding to the safety engineer of the Idaho transportation department and to the board of county commissioners. Within sixty (60) days, the Idaho transportation department shall examine and report on the alleged traffic hazard. Copies of the report shall be sent to the reporting traffic enforcement officer or presiding judicial officer who originated the action and the board of county commissioners. Such report by the Idaho transportation department shall contain the engineer's explanation of the hazard and shall propose what can be done to alleviate the hazard or what has been done to alleviate the hazard, or information to fully explain why no action has been taken or is anticipated. (1977 Code)