Any hit-and-run is bad no matter what city it happens in but there is one city in Michigan where they are the most dangerous.


There are a couple of types of hit-and-run accidents in Michigan. They all involve at least one vehicle hitting something and leaving the scene of the accident without giving up their information about themselves.

Hit and Run Types

  • Hit a person and leave the scene
  • Hit another vehicle and leave the scene
  • Hit someone's property and leave the scene
  • Hit a sign or guardrail and leave the scene

A hit-and-run in Michigan can qualify as a misdemeanor or a felony. Accidents that include severe bodily injury or death are considered felonies and come with penalties including up to 5 to 15 years in prison with fines ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 if found guilty.

One Michigan City is Most Dangerous for Hit-and-Runs

Flint, Michigan, also known as "Vehicle City" or "Buick City" is the most dangerous city for hit-and-runs in the state.

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Flint is not only the most dangerous city in Michigan for hit-and-runs but was number 11 in the entire country. From 2017 to 2021 there were 10 deaths involving hit-and-run accidents in Flint.

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Flint has exactly 102 fatalities from auto accidents from 2017 to 2021 with nearly 10% of those accidents coming from hit-and-run accidents. So, be careful if you are driving in and around Flint, Michigan. Make sure and look both ways several times before attempting to cross any Flint streets.

Data used to complete this article came from the National Highway Traffic Administration

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