Auto Crashes

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Auto Crashes

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Police: Auto Crashes


 In the event of a crash:

Stop your vehicle in a safe, well-lighted and public place.
Off the roadway whenever possible and/out of the way of traffic, if possible.

Help any injured person(s) if necessary or requested.

Protect the person from traffic.
Cover the injured for comfort and to avoid shock.

Do not move the person unless absolutely necessary.
Do not attempt first aid unless you have training to do so.
Contact 911 immediately.
If available someone should warn other drivers of the crash.

Use flares if available.
Ask all person(s) involved in the crash for:

Names
Addresses
Phone Numbers
Driver’s License Number
License Plate Number
Insurance Information
Notify the nearest Police Department as quickly as possible.



Crash Reports:

In the State of Illinois a crash report is required when:

A crash involves death
Bodily injury
Property damage over $500, regardless of fault
To obtain a copy of your crash report



You may contact the Hoffman Estates Police Department Records Section at 847-781-2811 to purchase a copy of your crash report


Provide the report number
Provide the date and location
A report will be provided within 5-7 business days
There is a $5.00 processing fee.


Crashes involving unattended vehicles:

Stop your vehicle in a safe area

Off the roadway whenever possible
And / Or out of the way of traffic
Leave the following information on the vehicle or property:

Name
Address
Phone Number
License Plate Number
If you fail to leave the above information

You may be fine up to $2,500.
Given a jail sentence of up to one year.


Leaving the Scene of a Crash :

A driver convicted of leaving the scene of a crash may be

Fined up to $2,000
And given a jail sentence of up to one year
A driver fails to report a crash for over an hour after it occurred:

Subject to a fine up to $25,000
Subject to a jail sentence from one to three years
If the crash results in more than $1,000 in damage

Your driver’s license will be SUSPENDED.
If the crash results in death or personal injury

Your driver’s license will be REVOKED.