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What must I do at an accident scene?
If you are in an accident, you are required by the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law to stop and exchange information with the involved drivers. If the accident caused property damage only, then exchange information about your driver license, insurance, and registration with the involved drivers. If a parked vehicle or other property is damaged, or if a domestic animal is injured, you must locate the owner or contact the police.

Complete Motorist's Version Accident Report (MV-104)
If a person is injured or killed, you are required by the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law to file form MV-104 (Report of Motor Vehicle Accident). Also, if
the property damage of any person is $1,001 or more, all the involved drivers are required by the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law to file form MV-104 (Report of Motor Vehicle Accident). File form MV-104 with the DMV no more than 10 days after the accident. The DMV can suspend your driver license if you fail to report an accident. If your vehicle was parked at the time of the accident, you are not required to complete a Form MV-104. Form MV-104 is available at headquarters at the clerk's desk or download at this link: NYS DMV form MV-104

Must immediately report accidents involving injury or death to police
If a person is injured or killed, you are required by the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law to immediately notify the police. All the involved drivers and the police must file an accident report with the DMV. It is a crime to leave the scene of an accident that causes personal injury or death.

Pick up a copy of a police accident report (NYS DMV form 104A)?
Copies of police accident reports (MV104A) may be picked up from a police clerk at Glen Cove Police Headquarters located at:

Glen Cove Police Headquarters
1 Bridge Street
Glen Cove, NY 11542
Police Clerk #: (516)676-1892

Only those persons listed on the accident report as involved persons and registered owners of involved vehicles may obtain a copy of a police accident report. The police clerks are generally available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Please call the police clerk phone number listed above to ensure your accident report is ready for distribution. Only accidents which occurred within City limits are on file at police headquarters. For information on obtaining accident reports directly through the NYS DMV click here: Access and Order NYS DMV Reports