ORS 830.475¹
Duties of operators and witnesses at accidents

(1) A person commits the offense of failure to perform the duties of an operator if the person is the operator of any boat involved in an accident that results in property damage and the operator fails to take reasonable steps to notify the owner or person in charge of the property of the damage, and provide to the owner or person in charge of the property the operator’s name, address and the identification number of the boat.

(2) The operator of any boat involved in an accident which results in injury or death to any person immediately shall stop the boat at the scene of the accident, or as close thereto as possible, and shall remain at the scene of the accident until the operator has fulfilled the requirements of subsection (3) of this section.

(3) The operator of any boat involved in an accident resulting in injury or death to any person shall:

(a) Give to the other operator, surviving occupant or any person not injured as a result of the accident, the name, address and the identifying number of the boat which the operator is operating, and the name and address of any other occupants of the boat.

(b) Render reasonable assistance to any person injured in the accident, including the conveying or the making of arrangements for the conveying of the person to a physician, surgeon or hospital for medical or surgical treatment, if it is apparent that treatment is necessary or if conveyance is requested by any injured person.

(4) Any witness to the accident shall furnish to the operator, occupant or injured person, the name and address of the witness. [Formerly 488.164; 1997 c.74 §1]

Chapter 830

See also annota­tions under ORS chapter 488 in permanent edi­tion.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Public right to use artificial lake created for recrea­tion on a nonnavigable stream on privately owned land, (1972) Vol 35, p 1202

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 830—Small Watercraft, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors830.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 830, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­830ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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