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The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988

134. Duty  of driver  in case of accident and injury to a person.

 When any  person is  injured or  any property  of  a  third  party  is  damaged, as  a result  of an  accident in  which a  motor  vehicle  is involved, the  driver of  the vehicle or other person in charge of the  vehicle shall--

  1. unless  it is not practicable to do so on account of mob fury or  any other reason beyond his control, take all reasonable steps to secure medical attention for the injured person, and, if necessary, convey him to the nearest hospital, unless the injured person or his guardian, in case he is a minor, desires otherwise;
  2. give  on demand  by a  police  officer  any  information required by  him, or, if no police officer is present, report the circumstances of  the occurrence, including the circumstances, if any, for  not taking reasonable steps to secure medical attention as required  under clause  (a), at  the nearest police station assoon as possible, and in any case within twenty-four hours of the occurrence.

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