Car Accident, stay in the road or pull over to safe area?

I was driving down el camino the yesterday and saw three cars stopped in the middle of the road. The people were ok and were on their cell phones. I know they wanted to preserve the accident scene and have a cop check it out but is it legal to just stop traffic if you are not hurt and your car is still more than... show more I was driving down el camino the yesterday and saw three cars stopped in the middle of the road. The people were ok and were on their cell phones. I know they wanted to preserve the accident scene and have a cop check it out but is it legal to just stop traffic if you are not hurt and your car is still more than driveable. Am I wrong I thought you had to pull of to a safe area of the road or nearby parking lot. They had a little kid out there and everything just talking away.
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