at my child's school the street that turns into the parking lot is a two way street. There was someone parked and blocking ongoing traffic from accessing the parking lot (I believe this person was waiting for someone) I was tired of waiting for this person to move so I drove to the incoming traffic lane to pass them- as I was doing that a pedestrian was walking in front of the parked car and I almost hit him as I tried driving back into the ongoing traffic lane. Luckily, I stopped and to my belief no one was injured.Once I witnessed everyone including the pedestrian were still I continued into the parking lot to my child's school. My concern is, Had this pedestrian been hurt and I did not go back to address the problem with him- what are the consequences on my behalf? in a hit and run situation when would I be addressed (assuming the pedestrian or a witness has my car & tag information)
"My concern is, Had this pedestrian been hurt and I did not go back to address the problem with him- what are the consequences on my behalf? "
I don;t answer hypothetical questions. Sorry.
Drive careful and recognize that you have to deal with morons on FL roadways, including schools.
Next time dial 911 and report the car, with the license plate, to the cops.
And if you ever "hit" then DO NOT RUN (caps intentional). Immediately stop, call 911, render aid (if you can safely do so) and stay on scene until the cops arrive.
Wishing you luck and hoping that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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You need to be more patient. Had you hit the person, it would have been your fault, not the person you were trying to pass. Leaving the scene of an accident is a criminal offense - Don't do it!
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