Kentucky Crash Reports
Find Your Crash Report Online
A Kentucky accident or crash report is officially titled as ‘Kentucky Uniform Police Traffic Collision Report (KSP 74)’. The Kentucky Uniform Police Traffic Collision Report is used by law enforcement officers in Kentucky to report traffic crashes to the Kentucky State Police . The details in the report are recorded by the officer who attended the scene of the accident. If a police officer did not attend your accident and certain conditions are met, Kentucky law requires you to self file a Civilian Collision Report online through the Kentucky State Police’s Civilian Collision Report portal.
The Kentucky Traffic Crash Report
A Kentucky accident or crash report is officially titled as ‘Kentucky Uniform Police Traffic Collision Report’. It is used by law enforcement to record the details relating to an accident involving any type of vehicle. The details in the report are recorded by the officer who attended the scene of the accident. If a police officer did not attend your accident, Kentucky law requires motorists to file a crash report within 10 days if the following conditions are met: (1) There was more than $500 in property damage as a result of the crash. (2) There was personal injury to, or any indication of complaints of pain or discomfort by any of the parties or passengers involved in the crash. or (3) Anyone was killed.
|Kentucky Uniform Police Traffic Collision Report (KSP 74)|
|Civilian Traffic Collision Report Form (KSP 232)|
3 Ways to Get A Copy Of Your Report On-Line In Kentucky
1. Use MyAccident.org
MyAccident.org provides a free version of your report. This report holds all the details from the Motor Vehicle Crash Police Report form with the exception of personal information like the names and contact information for those involved.
2. Order Online Through Kentucky State Police Portal
To request your crash report online from the Kentucky State Police Portal, you will need to provide information about the accident and specific driver or vehicle involved in the crash. You will need to provide your driver's license number and may be asked for other identifying information, such as your report number, VIN number, or last name. In order to obtain a crash report, you must pay the required electronic fee of $10.00 per report, or $5.00 to order and receive your report by mail.
3. Other Data Sites like LexisNexis or CrashDocs
These can be a good reliable source of data. However the sites can be difficult to use and do not have all the Police Agencies in Missouri. (sometimes less than 50%)
Kentucky Accident Reports - FAQ
When Should You File a Report
You should file a report if you’re the operator of a vehicle involved in a crash where there were any injuries (even if not life-threatening), death to any party involved in the accident, or property damage over $500. You must file the report within 10 days after the crash if any of these conditions are met.
If I don't know who hit me, can I still fill out a Civilian Collision Report?
Yes. If your car was parked and you discovered damage, you can complete the report with your information in “Unit 1” and put “UNK” for the name of “Unit 2”. No other information is required for unknown unit information. Add as much known information as possible.
What happens if I don’t report my accident?
Failure to report a car accident, including failure to file a written accident report with the Kentucky State Police is punishable by a fine of $20 to $100.
Why this Report is Important
Data from this report is used for many purposes including:
What is a traffic collision?
A traffic collision occurs when a vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, road debris, or other stationary obstruction, such as a tree, pole or building. Traffic collisions often result in injury, death, and property damage.
How many people get hurt in traffic collisions?
In the United States, 5 people are injured in a traffic collision every minute and somebody dies every 14 minutes!