New York Consolidated Laws, Insurance Law - ISC § 5217. “Hit and run” causes of action

The protection provided by this article shall not apply to any cause of action by a qualified person arising out of a motor vehicle accident occurring in this state against a person whose identity is unascertainable, unless the bodily injury to the qualified person arose out of physical contact of the motor vehicle causing the injury with the qualified person or with a motor vehicle which the qualified person was occupying (meaning in or upon or entering into or alighting from) at the time of the accident.

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