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VEHICLES625 ILCS 5/11-407
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.
(625 ILCS 5/11-407)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-407)
Immediate notice of accident.
(a) The driver of a vehicle which is in any manner involved in an
accident described in Section 11-406 of this Chapter shall, if no police
officer is present, give notice of the accident by the fastest available
means of communication to the local police department if such accident
occurs within a municipality or otherwise to the nearest office of the
county sheriff or nearest headquarters of the Illinois State Police.
(b) Whenever the driver of a vehicle is physically incapable of giving
immediate notice of an accident as required in Subsection (a) and there was
another occupant in the vehicle at the time of the accident capable of
doing so, that occupant must give notice as required in Subsection (a).
(Source: P.A. 76-2163.)
625 ILCS 5/11-408
(625 ILCS 5/11-408)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-408)
Police to report motor vehicle accident investigations.
(a) Every law enforcement officer who investigates a motor vehicle accident
for which a report is required by this Article or who prepares a written
report as a result of an investigation either at the time and scene of such
motor vehicle accident or thereafter by interviewing participants or
witnesses shall forward a written report of such motor vehicle accident
to the Administrator on forms provided by the Administrator under Section
11-411 within 10 days after investigation of the motor
vehicle accident, or within such other time as is prescribed by the
Such written reports required to be forwarded by law enforcement officers
and the information
contained therein are privileged as to the Secretary of State and the
and, in the case of second division vehicles operated under certificate of
convenience and necessity issued by the Illinois Commerce Commission, to
the Commission, but shall not be held confidential by the reporting law
enforcement officer or agency. The Secretary of State may also disclose
notations of accident involvement maintained on individual driving records. However, the Administrator or the
Secretary of State may require a supplemental written report from the
reporting law enforcement officer and such supplemental report shall be
for the privileged use of the Secretary of State and the Department and
shall be held confidential. Upon request, the Department
shall furnish copies of its written accident reports to federal, State, and local
agencies that are engaged in highway safety research and studies. The reports shall be for the privileged use of the federal, State, and local
agencies receiving the reports and shall be held confidential.
(b) The Department at its discretion may require a supplemental written
report from the reporting law enforcement officer on a form supplied by the
Department to be submitted directly to the Department. Such supplemental
report may be used only for accident studies and statistical or analytical
purposes, and shall be for the privileged use of the Department and shall
be held confidential.
(c) The Department at its discretion may also provide for in-depth
investigations of a motor vehicle accident by individuals or
special investigation groups, including but not limited to police officers,
engineers, doctors, mechanics, and as a result of the investigation may
require the submission of written reports, photographs, charts, sketches,
graphs, or a combination of all. Such individual written reports,
photographs, charts, sketches, or graphs may be used only for accident
studies and statistical or analytical purposes, shall be for the privileged
use of the Department and held confidential, and shall not be used in any
trial, civil or criminal.
(d) On and after July 1, 1997, law enforcement officers who have reason to
suspect that the motor
vehicle accident was the result of a driver's loss of consciousness due to a
medical condition, as defined by the Driver's License Medical Review Law of
1992, or the result of any medical condition that impaired the
driver's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle shall notify the Secretary
this determination. The Secretary, in conjunction with the Driver's License
Medical Advisory Board, shall determine by administrative rule the temporary
conditions not required to be reported under the provisions of this Section.
Secretary shall, in conjunction with the Illinois State Police and
representatives of local and county law enforcement agencies, promulgate any
rules necessary and develop the procedures and documents that may be required
obtain written, electronic, or other agreed upon methods of notification to
implement the provisions of this Section.
(e) Law enforcement officers reporting under the provisions of subsection
(d) of this Section shall enjoy the same immunities granted members of the
Driver's License Medical Advisory Board under Section 6-910 of this Code.
(f) All information furnished to the Secretary under subsection (d) of this
Section shall be deemed confidential and for the privileged use of the
Secretary in accordance with the provisions of subsection (j) of Section 2-123
of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 96-1147, eff. 7-21-10.)
625 ILCS 5/11-409
(625 ILCS 5/11-409)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-409)
False motor vehicle accident reports or notices.
person who provides information in an oral or written report required by
this Code with knowledge or reason to believe that such
information is false shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 83-831.)
625 ILCS 5/11-410
(625 ILCS 5/11-410)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-410)
When driver fails to report a motor vehicle accident.
Whenever the driver of a vehicle is physically incapable of making a required
written accident report and if there was another occupant in the vehicle
at the time of the motor vehicle accident capable of making a written
report, such occupant shall make or cause to be made such written report.
If said driver fails for any reason to make such report, the owner of the
vehicle involved in such motor vehicle accident, shall, as soon as
practicable, make said report to the Administrator.
(Source: P.A. 83-831.)
625 ILCS 5/11-411
(625 ILCS 5/11-411)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-411)
Accident report forms.
(a) The Administrator must prepare and upon request supply to police
departments, sheriffs and other appropriate agencies or individuals, forms
for written accident reports as required hereunder, suitable with respect
to the persons required to make such reports and the purposes to be served.
The written reports must call for sufficiently detailed information to
disclose with reference to a vehicle accident the cause, conditions then
existing, and the persons and vehicles involved or any other data
concerning such accident that may be required for a complete analysis of
all related circumstances and events leading to the accident or subsequent
to the occurrence.
(b) Every accident report required to be made in writing must be made on
an appropriate form approved or provided by the Administrator and must
contain all the information required therein unless that information is not
(c) Should special accident studies be required by the Administrator,
the Administrator may provide the supplemental forms for the special
(Source: P.A. 78-255.)
625 ILCS 5/11-412
(625 ILCS 5/11-412)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-412)
Motor vehicle accident reports confidential.
written motor vehicle accident reports and supplemental reports shall
be without prejudice to the individual so reporting and shall be for the
confidential use of the Department and the Secretary of State and, in the
case of second division vehicles operated under certificate of convenience
and necessity issued by the Illinois Commerce Commission, of the Commission,
except that the Administrator or the Secretary of State or the Commission may
disclose the identity of a person involved in a motor vehicle accident
when such identity is not otherwise known or when such person denies his
presence at such motor vehicle accident and the Department shall disclose
the identity of the insurance carrier, if any, upon demand. The Secretary of
State may also disclose notations of accident involvement maintained on
individual driving records. The Department
may furnish copies of its written accident reports to federal, State, and local
agencies that are engaged in highway safety research and studies. Reports
furnished to any agency other than the Secretary of State or the Illinois
Commerce Commission may be used only for statistical or analytical purposes
and shall be held confidential by that agency.
No such written report shall be used as evidence in any trial, civil
or criminal, arising out of a motor vehicle accident, except
that the Administrator shall furnish upon demand of any person who has,
or claims to have, made such a written report, or upon demand of any
court, a certificate showing that a specified written accident report
has or has not been made to the Administrator solely to prove a compliance
or a failure to comply with the requirement that such a written report
be made to the Administrator.
The Department of Transportation at its discretion may provide for
in-depth investigations of accidents involving Department employees. A
written report describing the preventability of such an accident may be
prepared to enhance the safety of Department employees. Such reports and
any opinions expressed in the review of the accident as to the
preventability of the accident shall be for the privileged use of the
Department and held confidential and shall not be obtainable or used in any
civil or criminal proceeding.
(Source: P.A. 95-757, eff. 7-25-08.)
625 ILCS 5/11-413
(625 ILCS 5/11-413)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-413)
Coroners to report.
All coroners shall
on or before the 10th day of each month report in writing to the Administrator
the death of any person within their respective jurisdiction,
during the preceding calendar month, as the result of a traffic accident giving the
time and place of the accident and the circumstances relating thereto.
(Source: P.A. 83-831.)