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Old 09-03-05, 02:51 AM   #1
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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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Old 09-03-05, 12:38 PM   #2
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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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Old 09-03-05, 07:11 PM   #3
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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

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Old 09-03-05, 08:35 PM   #4
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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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