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SECTION 1277
Leaving the scene of an incident involving an electric personal assistive mobility device without reporting
Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 7, ARTICLE 34-C
§ 1277. Leaving the scene of an incident involving an electric
personal assistive mobility device without reporting. 1. (a) Any person
eighteen years of age or older operating an electric personal assistive
mobility device who, knowing or having cause to know, that physical
injury, as defined in subdivision nine of section 10.00 of the penal
law, has been caused to another person, due to the operation of such
electric personal assistive mobility device by such person shall, before
leaving the place where such physical injury occurred, stop and provide
his or her name and residence, including street and street number, to
the injured party, if practical, and also to a police officer, or in the
event that no police officer is in the vicinity of the place of said
injury, then such person shall report said incident as soon as
physically able to the nearest police station or judicial officer.

(b) A violation of paragraph (a) of this subdivision shall be a
violation.

2. (a) Any person eighteen years of age or older operating an electric
personal assistive mobility device who, knowing or having cause to know,
that serious physical injury, as defined in subdivision ten of section
10.00 of the penal law, has been caused to another person, due to the
operation of such electric personal assistive mobility device by such
person shall, before leaving the place where such serious physical
injury occurred, stop and provide his or her name and residence,
including street and street number, to the injured party, if practical,
and also to a police officer, or in the event that no police officer is
in the vicinity of the place of said injury, then such person shall
report said incident as soon as physically able to the nearest police
station or judicial officer.

(b) A violation of paragraph (a) of this subdivision shall be a class
B misdemeanor.