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    Accident Reports

    So, I had a bike vs. car accident a few weeks ago. Now, I'm wonding, since the other party's insurance got involved, do I still need to submit a SR-1 accident report to the DMV?

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    I don't know the specific law in CA (even though I rode there for a few years) but I have three initials for you... CYA!

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    Was someone injured in any way? If so, I believe it's required by law, unless the police took a report at the scene. It's on the DMV website.

    http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/sr/sr1.htm
    Last edited by Dchiefransom; 09-03-05 at 08:42 PM.

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    Who's liable? I don't know the law in California, but I wouldn't count on the driver's insurance company to be looking out for your best interests-

    it's usually in the driver's, not the cyclist's, best interest if no accident report is filed, I'd file one if it was me and I got injured and the driver was at fault.

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    You might want to contact Helmet Head- he seems to be able to quote vehicle code.
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