Public Automobile Insurance Plan

In the Event of a Hit-and-Run

If you were involved in a traffic accident and the at-fault driver fled the scene, the SAAQ may compensate you for property damage you have sustained.

A traffic accident could leave you without protection in the event of a hit-and-run by the other driver. Should this occur, we may pay you an indemnity to cover the property damage caused to your vehicle or other property.

We invite you to find out which indemnity you could be paid in the event of an accident with a hit-and-run.

If you also sustained bodily injuries

Go to the section entitled In the Event of a Traffic Accident to file your claim for compensation.

Please note…

A driver who has fled the scene of the accident, refused to give you his or her contact information or to offer you assistance if you were injured has commited offences under both the Highway Safety Code and the Criminal Code.

Last update: May 17, 2022