—(1) If in any case owing to the presence of a motor vehicle on a road an accident occurs whereby damage or injury is caused to any person, vehicle, structure or animal, the driver of the motor vehicle shall stop and, if required to do so by any person having reasonable grounds for so requiring, give his name and address and also the name and address of the owner and the identification marks of the motor vehicle.
(2) If in the case of any such accident as aforesaid the driver of the motor vehicle for any reason does not give his name and address to any such person as aforesaid, he shall report the accident at a police station or to a police officer as soon as reasonably practicable and, in any case, within 24 hours of the occurrence thereof.
(3) If in any case owing to the presence of a motor vehicle on a road an accident occurs whereby any person is killed or any damage or injury is caused to any person, vehicle, structure or animal, the driver of the motor vehicle shall render such assistance as may be reasonably required by any police officer or in the absence of any police officer such assistance as it may reasonably be in the power of the driver to render.
(4) When owing to the presence of a motor vehicle on a road an accident occurs in consequence of which any person is killed or seriously injured or serious damage is caused to any vehicle or structure, no person shall, except under the authority of a police officer, move or otherwise interfere with any vehicle involved in the accident or any part of such vehicle or do any other act so as to destroy or alter any evidence of the accident except that —
a vehicle or any part thereof may be moved so far as may be necessary to extricate persons or animals involved, remove mails, prevent fire or prevent damage or obstruction to the public; and
goods or passengers baggage may be removed from a vehicle under the supervision of a police officer.
(5) Subsection (4) shall not apply where it is urgently necessary to remove any seriously injured person to hospital and no suitable means of conveyance other than a vehicle involved in the accident is at hand.
(6) In this section, “animal” means any horse, cattle, ass, mule, sheep, pig, goat or dog.
(7) If any person fails to comply with any of the provisions of this section, he shall be guilty of an offence.
(8) Any person who is guilty of an offence under subsection (7) arising from his failure to comply with subsection (3) shall, if he had in driving or attempting to drive a motor vehicle at the time of the accident referred to in that subsection caused any serious injury or death to another person, be liable on conviction —
to a fine not exceeding $3,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months; and
in the case of a second or subsequent conviction, to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years.
(9) Where a person is convicted of an offence under subsection (7) arising from his failure to comply with subsection (3), the court convicting him shall —
if satisfied that he had in driving or attempting to drive a motor vehicle at the time of the accident referred to in subsection (3) caused any serious injury or death to another person; and
unless the court for special reasons thinks fit to order otherwise,
make an order disqualifying him from holding or obtaining a driving licence —
for a period of not less than 12 months from the date of his conviction or, where he is sentenced to imprisonment, from the date of his release from prison; or
for such longer period as the court thinks fit.
(10) Where at one trial the driver of a motor vehicle is convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for —
an offence involving the use of the motor vehicle by him whereby any serious injury or death is caused to another person; and
the court before which he is convicted shall order that the sentences for those offences shall run consecutively.
(11) Any police officer may arrest without warrant any person who is reasonably suspected of having failed to comply with subsection (3).
—(1) The Deputy Commissioner of Police may by notice in writing require the person alleged to have been driving or in charge of any vehicle at the time of the occurrence of any accident in which the vehicle was concerned or the commission of any offence connected with the driving of the vehicle to attend before him at such time and place as may be stated in the notice for the purpose of inquiry into the accident.
(2) Such person shall attend and shall answer truly all questions relating to such occurrence or offence put to him by such officer except that the person may decline to answer any question the answer to which would have a tendency to expose him to a criminal charge or to a penalty or forfeiture.
(3) No such answer shall in any case be used in evidence in any proceedings, civil or criminal, except proceedings against such person on a charge of an offence under subsection (5).
(4) Such person shall, if so required by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, produce his driving licence.
(5) Any person who fails, without reasonable cause, to comply with any of the requirements of this section shall be guilty of an offence.