What must I do at an accident scene?
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.
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
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:
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