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Crash Reports

Illinois Motorist Report

The driver of any motor vehicle involved in a crash which results in injury, death, or damage to any one person’s property in excess of $1,500 (or, $500 if any driver is not insured) must complete an Illinois Motorist Report and send to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) within 10 days after the crash.

If the driver is physically incapable of completing the report, the owner or another occupant of the vehicle should do so.

Typically, this report is completed via an orange and white paper form provided to the driver by the reporting officer.  Alternatively, the Motorist Report may be completed online via a web application located at https://motoristreport.illinois.gov/. The site can be used to submit an electronic copy of the motorist report, complete with a diagram and narrative OR it can generate a partially completed paper report that can then be completed and sent in as paper.

Utilize the below links for guidance in completing the online Motorist Report:

Driver Information Exchange:

In most cases, the reporting officer will supply involved drivers with the Driver information Exchange either on scene or soon after via electronic mail.  A driver who does not receive this information or misplaces it may download a free copy of the Driver Information Exchange from LexisNexis® Police Reports after registering for an account.

Crash Report:

Involved parties and commercial account holders can purchase crash reports quickly and easily via LexisNexis® Police Reports.