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