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:
- 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.
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