Who needs a driver report of incident?
Drivers can file this report with any police department or insurance company in Wisconsin, if they participated in an accident and if police officer did not submit a Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Accident report. There are three more circumstances that allow drivers to complete this document: property damage worth of $200 or more, vehicle damage worth of $1000 or more, anyone was injured during the accident.
What is driver report of incident for?
This report can be used for legal purposes or to determine insurance coverage. In case the damage was less than any number mentioned above, and nobody got hurt, completing this report is at driver’s own and sole discretion: he may use a copy for his own records, but Wisconsin Department of Transportation would not accept it.
Is it accompanied by other forms?
It should not be accompanied by other forms.
When is driver report of incident due?
Drivers have to send it as soon as possible after the accident occurred. There is no special requirement, but it helps police officers and insurance officers to do their job and increases chances for the drivers to solve financial issues in a timely manner.
How do I fill out a driver report of incident?
First of all, don’t forget to put return address on the reverse side of this application. After that describe the accident: write what happened, when and where. As a person, who fills out the report, you’ll be Unit 1, the other participant of the accident will be Unit 2. Give general information about both units, after that describe injuries, vehicle or property damage.
Where do I send it?
Traffic Accident Section
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
PO Box 7919
Madison, WI 53707-7919