What is a reportable accident in Pennsylvania?

A reportable accident in Pennsylvania is a collision that must happen on a public highway or road and involves at least one motor vehicle. The definition for a reportable crash can be found in Section 3746(a) of Title 75, Pennsylvania’s Consolidated Statutes.

In summary, a crash is reportable if it involves:

  • Injuries
  • Death(s)
  • A badly damaged vehicle that cannot be driven
  • Crashes involving a snowmobile or ATV
  • School bus crashes
  • Damage to PennDOT property such as guide rails and signs

A non-reportable crash does not require a police report. A collision is considered to be non-reportable if:

  • There are no injuries or death
  • There is no towing required
  • If the accident happened on private property
  • If the accident was the result of deliberate intent
  • If the accident resulted from a cataclysm, such as a flash flood, hurricane, lightning, tornado, landslide, cyclone, earthquake, etc.

Other Car Accident FAQs:

Testimonials

I would recommend them to anyone and have.

John is a great attorney. John and his staff promptly return calls and emails when you have questions and concerns not only when the process starts but all the way to completion. John and his staff have been a godsend throughout. I would recommend them to anyone and have.

At our firm, we are familiar with car accidents and understand that all collisions are not the same, so our approach to each case is also different. Your Erie personal injury lawyer from Melaragno, Placidi & Parini has your back.