The driver of any motor vehicle involved in a collision shall immediately stop the motor vehicle at the scene of the collision, or as close to the collision as possible without unnecessarily obstructing traffic, and reasonably investigate what was struck. If the driver knows or has reason to know the collision involves injury, death, damage to a vehicle driven or attended by another, damage to any unattended vehicle, or damage to property, the driver in every event shall remain at the scene of the collision until the driver has fulfilled the requirements of giving information as explained in Minnesota Statutes, section 169.09.
- The driver of any motor vehicle involved in a collision the driver knows or has reason to know results in bodily injury to or death of another, or damage to any vehicle driven or attended by another, shall give the driver's name, date of birth, mailing address or email address, and the registration plate number of the vehicle being driven. The driver shall, upon request and if available, exhibit the driver's license or permit to drive to any peace officer at the scene of the collision or who is investigating the collision. The driver shall render reasonable assistance to any individual injured in the collision.
- If not given at the scene of the collision, the driver, within 72 hours after the accident, shall give, on request to any individual involved in the collision or to a peace officer investigating the collision, the name and address of the insurer providing vehicle liability insurance coverage, and the local insurance agent for the insurer.
You are required to notify the police if there is an injury or death related to the collision, or if public property has been damaged, or if you are unable to exchange information with the other driver or a property owner. Collisions that result in property damage only can be handled by the drivers exchanging information.
If for any reason you would like a police officer to respond to your motor vehicle collision, call 911 or 952-322-2323 (Dakota 911) and a police officer will respond to assist you.