Anthea Greenside says that drivers who flee the scene of an accident, leaving people dying or badly injured, should be held accountable – whether they are responsible for the collision or not.
Mr Le Marquand said: ‘There is a strong case for making it an offence to leave the scene of a road traffic accident in which there is injury to an individual without first alerting the appropriate authorities to the injury and the accident.
‘The first duty of anyone involved in an accident should be to alert not just the police, but also competent medical authorities if someone is injured.
At the moment the law does not focus upon this duty .
‘The whole thing is confused and in need of review.’