Report a traffic accident by filing an SR-1.
Before you begin:
Gather the following information / documents:
- Your driver’s license or identification (DL/ID) card
- Your vehicle’s license plate number or vehicle identification number (VIN)
- Your vehicle’s insurance information
- Other party’s vehicle and insurance information, if applicable
You or your insurance agent, broker, or legal representative must complete an SR-1 report and send it to DMV within 10 days if someone is injured (no matter how minor the injury) or killed, or property damage is over $1000.
An SR-1 report is required in addition to any other report made to the police, CHP, or your insurance company.