What is a police report? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

When a police officer responds to a vehicle accident, they are required to file a report about the crash. This report provides an objective and unbiased accounting about the details of the accident. Some of the information included in a police report includes the time and location of the crash, parties involved, injuries to victims, damage to vehicles, witness statements and contact information, road conditions, weather conditions, the officer’s determination of how the accident happened, and whether any drivers were cited for any traffic violations or arrested.