A police report is intended to document and maintain a comprehensive bank of data and observations following a car accident. When an injury has clearly resulted following a wreck, a police officer will likely respond and input a wide array of information into a database so that a report may be produced.
What Specifically Goes Into a Police Accident Report?
In writing their report, an investigating officer to a car accident will include identifying information such as name, birthdate, address, and gender. In addition, a police report seeks to reflect the occurrence of the wreck, and thus will include:
- The date of the accident
- The approximate address where the accident occurred
- The approximate time the accident occurred
- A description of the vehicles involved in the accident
- A diagram of how the wreck occurred pursuant to the officer’s investigation
- Any witnesses to the accident that may have been identified
- The officer’s own subjective interpretation of what circumstances caused the wreck