Sun Valley Body and Paint
Traffic Accident Report SR 1
If you are involved in a vehicle accident that occurred in California, you must report it to DMV if:
There was property damage of more than $750 or
Anyone was injured (no matter how minor) or
Anyone was killed.
Under California Vehicle Code section 16004 (a) each driver must submit a Traffic Accident Report to DMV within 10 days.
The accident report is required whether or not you were at fault or if the accident occurred on private property.
You can read the California Driver Handbook for additional information.
Information you will need to complete this form:
Date of the accident
Time of the accident
Location of the accident
Following is information needed for both parties
Name of driver
Driver license number
Vehicle information (year, make, plate number or VIN)
Insurance information (located on insurance card)
Company name (not the agent or broker)
Information needed for injury/death or property damage
Name and address
Property damaged (mailbox, fence, livestock, etc.)