Have you bumped or dented someone else’s vehicle with your vehicle? Did you leave a note or contact VCU Police?
If not, you’re a hit-and-run driver.
If someone saw you hit another vehicle and leave, and then reported you to police, you could lose your license and be fined (if found guilty in court). If the damage is significant enough, it’s possible that fine could be $2,500. (Virginia code sections 46.2-894, 46.2-896, 46.2-900 and 46.2-901.)
Don’t take that chance. Do the legal thing, do the right thing: leave your information on the vehicle you hit. Leave a note with the following information:
- Your name
- Your contact phone number
- The license plate number of the vehicle you were driving at the time of the crash
- Your insurance company and policy number
- Your driver's license number
If you don’t feel comfortable leaving this information, take down the other vehicle’s make/model and license plate number and call the VCU Police non-emergency number (804) 828-1196:
- Tell us what vehicle you hit and at what location (parking deck, parking lot, street address, etc.)
- Explain what the damage is and provide us your information
- If possible, stay on the scene and let an officer come out to the scene of the incident
Remember, if you ever feel unsafe or uncomfortable exchanging your information with someone, call VCU Police and have a police officer facilitate the exchange. If the other driver leaves before exchanging information, don’t try and follow them. Get the description of the driver, what the vehicle looked like and the license plate number. Then call VCU Police at (804) 828-1196.
Download and print the form below for vehicular crashes. If you drive a vehicle to/from VCU’s campuses frequently, consider printing the form and keeping it in your vehicle.
If you are involved in a vehicular crash that results in injury to yourself, or others, please call the VCU Police emergency line immediately at (804) 828-1234.