CAR ACCIDENT: If I leave a San Diego car accident scene, will I get into trouble with the police?

It depends, if you only cause property damage and the owner of the other vehicle is not around (hitting a parked vehicle is  a good example), then you must make reasonable efforts to locate the property owner, or leave a note with your contact information (including your insurance information) on the vehicle.  

In all other situations, you can be held liable for leaving the scene of San Diego car accident. California law requires that in the event of an automobile accident, the car driver or auto drivers, are legally responsible to stop and stay at the scene of the crash to exchange identification and insurance information. If you leave you could be criminal charged with hit-and-run and face other fines and legal penalties.