An (1) unstabilized situation which includes at least one (2) harmful event and involves one or more (3) motor vehicles
Unstabilized An unstabilized situation is a set of events not under human control, or not intentional Does not include legal intervention (P.I.T) or deliberate intent (suicide)
A harmful event is an occurrence of injury or damage. Injury is bodily harm to a person Does not include effects of diseases Damage is harm to property that reduces the monetary value of that property. Does not include mechanical failure during normal operation, such as a tire blowout, etc
Motor vehicle – any motorized (mechanically or electrically powered) road vehicle not operated on rails Includes : ATV’s, Snowmobiles, etc Excludes : Bicycles, Trains, Airplanes, Animals, etc
State Law Any incident involving a motor vehicle that results in any injury OR damage ($1500 or more) Damage is not limited to the motor vehicle only Plus Incident originated or occurred on a trafficway Excludes parking lot aisles or stalls
(c) The accident reports shall: (i) provide sufficient detail to disclose the cause, conditions then existing, and the persons and vehicles involved in the accident; and (ii) contain all of the information required that is available.
Designed to provide consistency in gathering crash information – data elements Used by: UDOT DLD HSO NHTSA Others
The term “in transport” denotes the state or condition of a transport vehicle which is in motion or within the portion of a transport way ordinarily used by similar transport vehicles. (ANSI D16.1-2007)
Cannot Be First Event* Cannot Be First or Most Harmful Event Non-damage producing Damage producing
No injury Possible Injury – complaint of pain without visible injury Non-incapacitating injury – evident minor injury (cuts, bruises, contusion) Incapacitating Injury - Injury requiring “help from the scene” Fatal – Death as result of injuries within 30 days of crash
The classification of any vehicle, part of a vehicle, cargo of a vehicle, or occupant of a vehicle, remains the same from the time the unstabilized event begins until it ends.
Use Suspected Any suspected use of drugs or alcohol by driver – regardless of level Test Given Any type of chemical test that provides a measurable or detectable amount Test Result Positive or negative result regardless of amount
Test Given If tests being done by O.M.E – “05” Taken to M.E. Test Results “Pending” results need to be amended if collected by officer (DUI)
Original Electronically submitted within 10 days of completion Supplemental Additional information added to original report Amended Report Changing information included in original report