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Southern Colorado police departments on “Accident Alert Status” – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-05-07 14:13:23 –

Southern Colorado — From Friday, May 7, 2021 to May 11, 2021, the Fountain Police Station and Colorado Springs Police Station will be in “Accident Warning Status.”

This means that in the case of a traffic accident, all involved parties must agree to exchange information and report the accident individually if:

  • No one was injured or killed.
  • Drugs and alcohol are not suspected to be the cause of the crash.
  • The shipwreck did not damage public facilities such as road signs, utility poles and guardrails.
  • It wasn’t a hit-and-run.

If any of these factors apply to your situation, you should contact law enforcement.

If you are involved in an accident and are not sure if your area is issuing an accident alert, call the police and ask.

Both police stations said the reason for this would be that they would begin the transition to the state’s new collision reporting form. The new form was developed by the Colorado Department of Transportation and is now required for use by all Colorado law enforcement agencies. The length of time the CSPD is in “accident alert status” is to ensure that all previous crash report forms are properly merged into the new system.

“Accident alert status” is often used in harsh weather conditions where state police and police officers cannot handle multiple collisions at once.

You can find more information about what to do in Click here for “Accident Warning Status”.


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