4800 West 92nd Avenue Westminster, CO 80031

Safety

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

1. When does state law require an accident report to be filed?
2. What do I do if the City of Westminster is on accident alert?
3. What if I am involved in an accident that has occurred on private property?
4. What if my vehicle was involved in a hit-and-run?
5. What do I do if I receive a citation for a traffic-related offense?

Accident Report Required
State law requires an accident report by a law enforcement officer if the damage is over $1,000, there are injuries or fatalities regardless of damage value, or one or more parties cannot provide proof of insurance. In the case of a traffic accident not involving a motor vehicle, if the traffic accident does not involve serious bodily injury or fatality of any person, no state accident report is required.

Accident Alerts
The Westminster Police Department will respond out on accidents during an "accident alert" if one of the following criteria is met:

  • There are injuries.
  • There is alcohol involved.
  • If either vehicle involved is not drivable.
  • One or both parties are not insured.
  • Hit-and-run accidents that have just occurred and suspect information is available.
  • If the accident involves damage to city, state or federal property.
  • There is a disturbance that has stemmed from the accident. 

If none of the above apply, parties involved need to exchange information (insurance information; drivers license information to include name, addresses and license number; and vehicle information to include vehicle make, model and license plate information) and respond to the Police Department within 72 hours to file a report.

Private Property Accidents
The Westminster Police Department will respond out on private property accidents when one of the following criteria is met:

  • There are injuries.
  • There is alcohol or drugs involved.
  • If either vehicle involved is not drivable.
  • One or both parties are not insured.
  • If the accident is a hit-and-run where suspect information is available.
  • There is a disturbance that has stemmed from the accident.

If none of the above apply, parties involved need to exchange information (insurance information; drivers license information to include name, addresses and license number; and vehicle information to include vehicle make, model and license plate) and report the accident to their insurance companies. In these situations, the Police Department will not be taking a report.

Hit and Run Accidents
The Westminster Police Department will only respond on hit-and-run accidents if one of the following criteria is met:

  • Accident just occurred and there is suspect information.
  • There are injuries.
  • The damaged vehicle is not drivable.

 

If the accident is cold but suspect information is available, please respond to The Police Department to fill out a counter report or you may access the Colorado State Patrol  On-Line Accident reporting form to file your report

In situations where you are filling out a counter report, no follow up will be completed by the police department. 

Receiving a Citation:

Municipal Traffic Citations

Municipal Parking Citations 

Adams or Jefferson County Citations

 

 

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