Hit and run accidents in India are criminal offenses that involve fleeing the scene of an accident without offering assistance to anyone who is injured. According to the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988, motorists who flee the scene of an accident can face imprisonment, hefty fines, and a possible suspension of their driving license. Victims or their families may also file a civil lawsuit against the driver and seek compensation for damages. To avoid being charged with a hit and run offense, drivers must remain at the scene of the accident and provide accurate information to the police and medical personnel.