This statute makes it a federal crime to willfully destroy or cause damage to a motor vehicle or motor vehicle facility with the intent to endanger the safety of any person or with a reckless disregard for the safety of human life. While this law does not directly address the duty to stop or report after an accident, it is relevant in cases where the hit-and-run incident involves such willful or reckless destruction or damage to federal property or affects interstate or foreign commerce.
This law criminalizes the willful injury or destruction of government property. If a hit-and-run accident involves damage to federal property, such as a mailbox, military vehicle, or federal building, the driver could be prosecuted under this statute. The penalties vary depending on the value of the property damaged and can include fines and imprisonment.
Under this law, a person who aids, abets, counsels, commands, induces, or procures the commission of a federal offense is punishable as a principal. This means that if a hit-and-run incident is part of a federal crime, not only the person who directly committed the offense but also those who assisted or encouraged the act can be held legally responsible.
This statute defines involuntary manslaughter as the unlawful killing of a human being without malice, occurring either during the commission of an unlawful act not amounting to a felony, or in the commission of a lawful act done in an unlawful manner. If a hit-and-run accident on federal property or involving federal personnel results in death and meets the criteria for involuntary manslaughter, the driver could be charged under this statute.
This law protects the confidentiality of reports, surveys, schedules, lists, or data compiled or collected for the purpose of identifying, evaluating, or planning the safety enhancement of potential accident sites, hazardous roadway conditions, or railway-highway crossings, pursuant to sections 130, 144, and 148 of this title. While it does not directly address hit-and-run incidents, it is relevant for understanding what information may be protected from discovery in legal proceedings following an accident.