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Accidents; police authorities and coroners to report

ยง 603. Accidents; police authorities and coroners to report. 1. Every
police or judicial officer to whom an accident resulting in injury to a
person shall have been reported, pursuant to the foregoing provisions of
this chapter, shall immediately investigate the facts, or cause the same
to be investigated, and report the matter to the commissioner forthwith;
provided, however, that the report of the accident is made to the police
officer or judicial officer within five days after such accident. Every
coroner, or other official performing like functions, shall likewise
make a report to the commissioner with respect to all deaths found to
have been the result of motor vehicle or motorcycle accidents. Such
report shall include information on the width and length of trucks,
tractors, trailers and semitrailers, which are in excess of ninety-five
inches in width or thirty-four feet in length and which are involved in
such accidents, whether such accident took place in a work area and
whether it was being operated with an overweight or overdimension
permit. Such report shall distinctly indicate and include information
as to whether the inflatable restraint system inflated and deployed.
Nothing contained in this subdivision shall be deemed to preclude a
police officer from reporting any other accident which, in the judgment
of such police officer, would be required to be reported to the
commissioner by the operator of a vehicle pursuant to section six
hundred five of this article.

2. In addition to the requirements of subdivision one of this section,
every police officer or judicial officer to whom an accident shall have
been reported involving a commercial vehicle as defined in either
subdivision four of section five hundred one-a or subdivision one of
section five hundred nine-p of this chapter shall immediately
investigate the facts, or cause the same to be investigated and report
the matter to the commissioner forthwith, provided that the report of
the accident is made to the police officer or judicial officer within
five days after such accident, whenever such accident has resulted in
(i) a vehicle being towed from the accident scene as the result of
incurring disabling damage, (ii) a fatality, or (iii) any individual
being transported to a medical facility to receive treatment as the
result of physical injury sustained in the accident.

VAT 603 2014-09-22

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