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What to do After a Collision

When to File a Crash Report

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, if a law enforcement officer is not investigating the crash, you must file a crash report with TxDOT within 10 days if:

  • there are injuries or a fatality,
  • you suspect property damage exceeds $1,000, or
  • you suspect a driver is intoxicated, unlicensed, has no insurance or attempts to leave the scene.
  • If you don’t file a report, you’re subject to up to a $500 fine, plus court costs.

You can download a copy of the crash report from the Texas Department of Transportation at http://www.dot.state.tx.us/services/traffic_operations/crash_reports.htm , or go to one of their local offices.