Village of Coal City, IL
Grundy County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Coal City. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
No person shall drive any vehicle with a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property or knowingly drive a vehicle and use an incline in a roadway, such as a railroad crossing, bridge approach, or hill, to cause the vehicle to become airborne. [ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-503(a)]
A. 
The driver of any vehicle involved in a motor vehicle accident resulting in injury to or death of any person or damage to any vehicle which is driven or attended by any person shall give the driver's name, address, registration number, and owner of the vehicle the driver is operating, and shall, upon request and if available, exhibit the driver's license to the person struck or the driver or occupant of or person attending any vehicle collided with, and shall render to any person injured in the accident reasonable assistance, including the carrying or the making of arrangements for the carrying of the person to a physician, surgeon, or hospital for medical or surgical treatment, if it is apparent that such treatment is necessary or if such carrying is requested by the injured person.
B. 
If none of the persons entitled to information pursuant to this section is in condition to receive and understand the information and no police officer is present, the driver, after rendering reasonable assistance, shall forthwith report the accident at the Police Department, disclosing the information required by this section.
(ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-403)
A. 
The driver of any vehicle involved in a motor vehicle accident resulting only in damage to a vehicle which is driven or attended by any person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the motor vehicle accident or as close thereto as possible, but shall forthwith return to and in every event shall remain at the scene of the motor vehicle accident until the requirements of this chapter have been fulfilled. A driver does not violate this section if the driver moves the vehicle as soon as possible off the highway to the nearest safe location on an exit ramp shoulder, a frontage road, the nearest suitable cross street, or other suitable location that does not obstruct traffic and remains at that location until the driver has fulfilled the requirements of § 76-4. Every stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary. If a damaged vehicle is obstructing traffic lanes, the driver of the vehicle must make every reasonable effort to move the vehicle or have it moved so as not to block the traffic lanes.
[Amended 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
B. 
Upon conviction of a violation of this section, the court shall make a finding as to whether the damage to a vehicle is in excess of $1,000, and in such case a statement of this finding shall be reported to the Secretary of State with the report of conviction.
C. 
If any peace officer or highway authority finds (1) a vehicle standing upon a highway or toll highway in violation of a prohibition, limitation, or restriction on stopping, standing, or parking imposed under this code or (2) a disabled vehicle that obstructs the roadway of a highway or toll highway, the peace officer or highway authority official is authorized to move the vehicle or to require the operator of the vehicle to move the vehicle to the shoulder of the road, to a position where parking is permitted, or to public parking or storage premises. The removal may be performed by, or under the direction of, the peace officer or highway authority official or may be contracted for by local authorities. After the vehicle has been removed, the peace officer or highway authority official shall follow appropriate procedures, as provided in ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 4-203.
D. 
A towing service, its officers, and its employees are not liable for loss of or damages to any real or personal property that occurs as the result of the removal or towing of any vehicle under Subsection C, as provided in ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 4-213(B).
(ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-402)
A. 
The driver of any vehicle which collides with or is involved in a motor vehicle accident with any vehicle which is unattended, or other property, resulting in any damage to such other vehicle or property shall immediately stop and shall then and there either locate and notify the operator or owner of such vehicle or other property of the driver's name, address, registration number, and owner of the vehicle the driver was operating or shall attach securely in a conspicuous place on or in the vehicle or other property struck a written notice giving the driver's name, address, registration number, and owner of the vehicle the driver was driving and shall without unnecessary delay notify the Police Department and shall make a written report of such accident when and as required in § 76-7. Every such stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary. If a damaged vehicle is obstructing traffic lanes, the driver of the vehicle must make every reasonable effort to move the vehicle or have it moved so as not to block the traffic lanes.
B. 
If any peace officer or highway authority finds (1) a vehicle standing upon a highway or toll highway in violation of a prohibition, limitation, or restriction on stopping, standing, or parking imposed under this code or (2) a disabled vehicle that obstructs the roadway of a highway or toll highway, the peace officer or highway authority official is authorized to move the vehicle or to require the operator of the vehicle to move the vehicle to the shoulder of the road, to a position where parking is permitted, or to public parking or storage premises. The removal may be performed by, or under the direction of, the peace officer or highway authority official or may be contracted for by local authorities. After the vehicle has been removed, the peace officer or highway authority official shall follow appropriate procedures, as provided in ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 4-203.
C. 
A towing service, its officers, and its employees are not liable for loss of or damages to any real or personal property that occurs as the result of the removal or towing of any vehicle under Subsection B, as provided in ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 4-213(B).
(ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-404)
A. 
The driver of a vehicle which is in any manner involved in an accident within this Village, resulting in injury to or death of any person or in which damage to the property of any one person, including himself, in excess of $1,500 (or $500 if any of the vehicles involved in the accident is subject to ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 7-601, but is covered by a liability insurance policy in accordance with that section) is sustained shall, as soon as possible but not later than 10 days after the accident, file with the Police Department a copy of the written report required to be filed with the state under ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-406(a).
B. 
Whenever a school bus is involved in an accident in this Village, caused by a collision, a sudden stop, or otherwise, resulting in any property damage, personal injury, or death, and whenever an accident occurs within 50 feet of a school bus in this Village resulting in personal injury to or the death of any person while awaiting or preparing to board the bus or immediately after exiting the bus, the driver shall as soon as possible, but not later than 10 days after the accident, file with the Police Department a copy of the written report required to be filed with the state under ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-406(b). If a report is also required under Subsection A above, that report and the report required by this Subsection B shall be submitted on a single form.
C. 
The Chief of Police may require any driver, occupant, or owner of a vehicle involved in an accident of which report must be made as provided in this section or § 76-9 to file supplemental reports whenever the original report is insufficient in the opinion of the Chief of Police and may require witnesses of the accident to submit written reports. The report may include photographs, charts, sketches, and graphs.
D. 
Should the Police Department learn through other reports of accidents required by law of the occurrence of an accident reportable under this chapter and the driver, owner, or witness has not reported as required under Subsections A through C above or § 76-9 within the time specified, the person is not relieved of the responsibility and the Police Department shall notify the person of his legal obligation by first class mail directed to his last known address. However, the notification is not a condition precedent to impose the penalty for failure to report as provided in Subsection E below.
E. 
The Secretary of State shall suspend the driver's license or any nonresident driving privilege of any person who fails or neglects to make report of a traffic accident as herein required or as required by any other law of this state.
(ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-406)
Any person who provides information in an oral or written report required by § 76-7 with knowledge or reason to believe that the information is false shall be fined as provided in § 70-99. (ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-409)
Whenever the driver of a vehicle is physically incapable of making a required written accident report and if there was another occupant in the vehicle at the time of the motor vehicle accident capable of making a written report, the occupant shall make or cause the written report to be made. If the driver fails for any reason to make the report, the owner of the vehicle involved in the motor vehicle accident shall, as soon as practicable, make the report to the Police Department. (ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-410)
[Added 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
Whoever violates any provisions of this chapter for which no other penalty is specified shall be subject to the penalty set forth in § 70-99 of the Code.