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Section 200 of the Ontario Highway Traffic Act states that when an accident occurs on a highway, every person directly or indirectly involved must remain or immediately return to the scene of the accident.
Likewise, assistance must be rendered, and you must provide your information to the other parties involved upon request.
This offence must have occurred on a highway in order for a conviction to be entered. The definition of what constitutes a highway is found in the Ontario Highway Traffic Act.
Upon conviction, you face a fine of between $400 and $2000, up to six months imprisonment, and a drivers licence suspension. Moreover, seven (7) demerit points are administratively added to your driving record upon conviction.