If you are involved in an accident, you should do the following:
One of the persons involved in the accident should call the police at 897-2410 or 911 (if there are injuries) to report the accident. Be prepared to answer the following questions:
Often, it is not necessary to wait for a police officer. The police dispatcher will be able to tell you if an officer must be sent to the accident scene. You may be able to file an accident report at the police station, 215 E. Figueroa Street.
Drivers should be sure to exchange the following information:
If a driver or pedestrian is hurt and unable to exchange information, the police officer will get the necessary information from that person and make it available to you.
The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in damage to the property of any ONE party in excess of five hundred dollars ($500) or in the injury or death of any person MUST submit a SR-1 Form to the California Department of Motor Vehicles within 10 days.
Form SR-1 may be obtained from the Department of Motor Vehicles, the California Highway Patrol, any police station, motor vehicle club, or insurance agent.
If city or state property is damaged, you will be contacted regarding possible liability.