Hit-and-run is the act of causing (or contributing to) a traffic accident (such as colliding with a person or a fixture), and failing to stop and identify oneself afterwards.

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With personal injury or death, hit-and-run drivers of motor vehicles are also subject to imprisonment of 6 months to 5 years

  • Just for the sake of completenes - Hit-and-Run is also a name of a military tactic, which is translated to Russian as "наскок-отход".
    – Artemix
    Commented Aug 14, 2013 at 11:13

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Usually one talks about бегство с места ДТП (= дорожно-транспортного происшествия). In a more formal style оставление места ДТП is also used.

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    Yes, but it worth to mention also that in case we should use a verb, it is more appropriate to say not "убежал с места происшествия" but "скрылся с места происшествия".
    – shabunc
    Commented Jul 27, 2012 at 11:04

The legalese for this would be оставление места ДТП.

КоАП РФ, 12.27, п. 2

Оставление водителем в нарушение Правил дорожного движения места дорожно-транспортного происшествия, участником которого он являлся, -

влечет лишение права управления транспортными средствами на срок от одного года до полутора лет или административный арест на срок до пятнадцати суток.

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