Motor Vehicle Crash Operator Report

Motor Vehicle Crash Operator Report(1)

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles has updated their website (again) which is probably, mostly a good thing but can make finding certain documents more difficult to find than in the past. The result being broken links.

Following is a link to our Commonwealth of Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Crash Report.

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles requires a State Crash Operator Form needs to be filled out when:

  • any person was killed
  • any person was injured
  • there was damage in excess of $1,000 to any one vehicle or other property

Stipulations: Report with the Registrar within 5 days after such crash (unless the person is physically incapable of doing so due to incapacity). The person completing the report must also send a copy of the report to the police department having jurisdiction on the way where the crash occurred. If the operator is incapacitated but is not the vehicle’s owner, the owner is required to file the crash report within the 5 days based on his/her knowledge and information obtained about the crash. The Registrar may require the owner or operator to supplement the report and he/she can revoke or suspend the license of any person violating any provision of this legal requirement. A police department is required to accept a report filed by an owner or operator whose vehicle has been damaged in a crash in which another person unlawfully left the scene even if damage to the vehicle does not exceed $1,000.

Motor Vehicle Crash Operator Report(1)