Alaska Motor Vehicle Crash Report

Alaska Statute 28.35.080- “Immediate Notice of Accident”- mandates that the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in bodily injury, death, or “total property damage to an apparent extent of $2,000.00” shall by quickest means of communication notify their local police department, or the Alaska State Troopers if the accident occurs outside of a municipality.

The driver of a vehicle involved in such an accident is required to submit a written report to the State of Alaska’s Department of Administration within 10 days of the accident.  This “citizens report form” provides both collision information, as well as certification of the driver’s insurance.  Failure to submit this form can result in an administrative suspension of one’s driver’s license for failure to provide proof-of-insurance.  Submission of this “citizens report form” is not required for those serious accidents where a police officer responds and completes an investigation and written report.

In the past, those involved in such accidents needed to come to their local police department or Trooper Post and pick up the citizen’s accident reporting form, fill it out, and mail it to Juneau.  This process can now be done entirely on-line, with the necessary form being accessed at the following website: http://autoaccidents.alaska.gov/

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