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IC 14-15-4
     Chapter 4. Watercraft Accidents

IC 14-15-4-1
Duties of operators
    
Sec. 1. The operator of a boat involved in an accident or a collision resulting in injury to or death of a person or damage to a boat or other property shall do the following:
        (1) Stop the boat immediately and as close as possible to the scene of the accident.
        (2) Return to the scene of the accident and remain there until the operator has complied with this section.
        (3) Give:
            (A) the operator's name and address;
            (B) a full identification of the boat operated; and
            (C) the name and address of the owner;
        to the operator of each other boat and each person injured.
        (4) Upon request, exhibit the operator's license to the operator of each other boat and each person injured.
        (5) Provide reasonable assistance to each person injured, including carrying or arranging for carrying each injured person to a physician, surgeon, or hospital for medical or surgical treatment if:
            (A) it is apparent that treatment is necessary; or
            (B) the injured person so requests.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.8.

IC 14-15-4-2
Notice; reports
    
Sec. 2. (a) The operator of a boat involved in an accident or a collision resulting in:
        (1) injury to or death of a person; or
        (2) damage to a boat or other property to an apparent extent of at least seven hundred fifty dollars ($750);
shall provide the information required under subsection (b).
    (b) An operator of a boat subject to subsection (a) shall do the following:
        (1) Give notice of the accident to:
            (A) the office of the sheriff of the county;
            (B) the nearest state police post; or
            (C) the nearest conservation office;
        immediately and by the quickest means of communication.
        (2) Mail to the department a written report of the accident or collision within twenty-four (24) hours of the accident or collision.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.8. Amended by P.L.210-2001, SEC.3.

IC 14-15-4-3
Duties of other occupants
    
Sec. 3. (a) If the operator of a boat is physically incapable of

performing a duty imposed by sections 1 and 2 of this chapter, each other occupant of the boat shall perform the duty or see that the duty is performed.
    (b) If a person to whom the operator of a boat is required to furnish information under section 1 of this chapter is physically incapable of receiving the information, the operator shall furnish the information to another occupant of the same boat.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.8.

IC 14-15-4-4 Version a
Violations
    
Note: This version of section effective until 7-1-2014. See also following version of this section, effective 7-1-2014.
    Sec. 4. A person who violates this chapter commits a Class C misdemeanor. However, the offense is:
        (1) a Class A misdemeanor if the accident or collision results in an injury to a person;
        (2) a Class D felony if:
            (A) the accident or collision results in serious bodily injury to a person; or
            (B) within the five (5) years preceding the commission of the offense, the person had a previous conviction of any of the offenses listed in IC 9-30-10-4(a), IC 35-46-9-6, or IC 14-15-8-8 (before its repeal); or
        (3) a Class C felony if the accident or collision results in the death of a person.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.8. Amended by P.L.97-2002, SEC.1; P.L.40-2012, SEC.13.

IC 14-15-4-4 Version b
Violations
    
Note: This version of section effective 7-1-2014. See also preceding version of this section, effective until 7-1-2014.
    Sec. 4. A person who violates this chapter commits a Class C misdemeanor. However, the offense is:
        (1) a Class A misdemeanor if the accident or collision results in an injury to a person;
        (2) a Level 6 felony if:
            (A) the accident or collision results in serious bodily injury to a person; or
            (B) within the five (5) years preceding the commission of the offense, the person had a previous conviction of any of the offenses listed in IC 9-30-10-4(a), IC 35-46-9-6, or IC 14-15-8-8 (before its repeal); or
        (3) a Level 5 felony if the accident or collision results in the death of a person.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.8. Amended by P.L.97-2002, SEC.1; P.L.40-2012, SEC.13; P.L.158-2013, SEC.199.