Q: My elderly mother hit another vehicle, causing bodily injury to both parties. will she need to surender her license?
An attorney practicing in Puerto Rico could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to consult with an attorney who is knowledgeable in local laws, regulations, and license renewal protocols, as a general U.S. rule, people do not usually lose their license as a result of an ordinary motor vehicle accident that did not involve intoxication, impairment, criminal negligence, recklessness, or other egregious factors. Again, only a local attorney familiar with local licensing protocols and who has more details about the circumstances of the accident could answer meaningfully. But ordinary accidents are not usually grounds for license surrender. I hope your mother and the occupants of the other vehicle are okay. Good luck
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