When do I need to file a vehicle crash report?

There are two classifications of crashes, non-reportable and reportable.

A non-reportable crash occurs when there are no injuries sustained by the occupants and the vehicles involved can be driven from the scene.  It is not necessary to have a police report on file for this type of crash.  However, if you prefer, you can still call the department to have an officer file a report and verify that the information the other motorist provided is accurate and valid.

A reportable crash occurs when injuries are sustained as a result of the crash, or if any of the vehicles involved will need to be towed as a result of disabling damage.   A report is required to be filed by state law.  Failure to notify the police of a reportable crash is an offense under the Motor Vehicle Code.