(520 ILCS 5/3.40)
(from Ch. 61, par. 3.40)
Accidents; Reports - Transmittal of information.
involving serious personal injury resulting from any action of a person who
is directly involved in a hunting activity with a firearm or bow and arrow
device or directly engaged in a trapping activity under the jurisdiction of
this Act shall be subject to the following:
(a) Any person involved in an accident, as stated above, so far as he
can do so without serious danger to himself and others, if any, shall
render to other persons affected by the accident such assistance as may be
practicable and as may be necessary in order to save them from or minimize
any danger caused by the accident, and also shall give his name and address
to any person injured and to the owner of any property upon which the accident occurred.
(b) In the case of an accident, each person involved, if the accident
results in death or injury to a person, shall file with the Department
a full description of the accident, including such information as the
Department may, by regulation, require. Reports of such accidents must be
filed with the Department on a Department Accident Report form within 5 days.
(c) All required accident reports and supplemental reports are without
prejudice to the individual so reporting, and are for the confidential use
of the Department, except that the Department may disclose the identity of
a person involved in an accident when such identity is not otherwise known
or when such person denies his presence at such accident. No such report
may be used as evidence in any trial, civil or criminal, arising out of an
accident, except that the Department must furnish upon demand of any person
who claims to have made such a report, or upon demand of any court, a
certificate showing that a specified accident report has or has not been
made to the Department, solely to prove a compliance or a failure to comply
with the requirements that such a report be made to the Department.
(Source: P.A. 84-150.)