A hit and run crash is an accident in which a driver hits another vehicle or object and leaves the scene without providing contact information. Firstly, staying calm and collecting as much information as possible can help the police find the driver that hit you.

If you are hit and the driver does not immediately pull over or starts accelerating, get as much information about the car as you can including:

  • Model.
  • Make.
  • License plate number.

Look around for any possible witnesses that may have seen more than you did and gather their information. Look for red light and security cameras. If they are available, they could have captured the accident, especially if the accident occurred at an intersection. You can contact city officials, who will inform you of what company owns the cameras and how to get any footage.

Before you leave the scene, remember to:

  • Make note of the time and location of the accident.
  • Take pictures of the accident.
  • Take pictures of any car damages.

If the hit and run happened after you parked the car, take down as much information as you can, including:

  • Time.
  • Location.
  • Damage.

You can contact the police or take all the gathered information and file a police report immediately.

More Information

Do you need more information about car insurance claims? Our agents and customer service team are here to help. Call us today at 888-949-6289 or visit your nearest Insurance Navy location. For your convenience, Insurance Navy is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. CST, 7 days a week.

We also have a strong presence on social media, so like and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest. After that, we can keep you updated on helpful tips, local news, and much more.

Lastly, we also have blogs that may help you with any questions you have. For instance, our blogs cover many different topics. From how often you should shop for car insurance, to information on the Uber rewards program.

*Please review your own policy carefully for details on the auto insurance claims process. Claims processes vary by the insurance contract.