Witnessing an Accident: Things you Should Know
You are driving along, obeying traffic laws and staying alert for any signs of trouble, when the car in front of you attempts to pass the vehicle in front of them and when pulling back into their lane, they strike the front fender of the car they are trying to pass, both cars lose control and go off the road, one of them rolling over twice. You are horrified but, seeing this about to happen, have slowed your speed down considerably to avoid putting yourself in danger. Now you have to make a split second decision-do I pull over and offer assistance or just drive on by the accident scene. Most states do not have any law that states you must stop and render aid as long as you had no part in the accident. In other words, you cannot be sued for driving on.