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Personal Injury » Do I Need to Report an Accident to the DMV in Colorado?
Yes, unless the police show up. If the police arrive, then they will file an accident report with the Colorado DMV. But if no police come, then the drivers must file an accident report as soon as possible.
People may file accident reports online as long as the following are true:
But if the aforementioned conditions are not met, then the drivers are required to contact the local police for further instructions. Remember, there is no need to file a report if the police arrived at the scene of an accident.
In order to obtain a copy of a Colorado DMV accident report, follow the instructions on the request form. Call the Colorado State Patrol Central Records Unit at (303) 239-4500 for costs.
Neglecting to filing an accident report is a class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense. Penalties include:
Drivers who hit an occupied car in Colorado are required to remain at the scene of the accident unless:
Note that drivers may move a small distance so as not to obstruct traffic.
Drivers who cause injury to another person in a car crash should give reasonable assistance. This may include taking the victim to the ER or calling 911.
Hit and run that does not cause a serious injury is a class 1 traffic misdemeanor in Colorado. carrying:
Hit and run that does cause a serious injury is a class 4 felony, carrying:
If the victim dies, hit and run is a class 3 felony, carrying:
Drivers who hit and damage an empty vehicle or property in Colorado are required to stop and either:
The driver has to inform the owner of his/her:
In addition, the driver must file an accident report unless the police show up.
Neglecting to notify the car owner or property owner is a class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense, carrying:
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