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Last updated on: Nov 27, 2022
By: Accident Monitoring Team

Texas Crash Reports

Any motor vehicle accident is traumatic. Your Texas crash report will reveal what happened, where it happened, and the probable cause of the incident in the eyes of the attending officer. This information is vital because you may need a copy of a crash report to advance your insurance claim or fight the case in court.

Knowing how to read a crash report and obtaining Texas traffic accident reports doesn’t have to be complex. At MyAccident.org, we make it simple for you to perform a Texas crash report search and receive your report as soon as possible.

Everyone involved in an accident has the right to read the accident reports that pertain to them. Rather than negotiating a convoluted process of speaking to various departments and filling in tedious forms, our service enables you to get your Texas accident report for free.

By using the information contained within, you can find out how your accident was documented and figure out the next steps in getting the justice you deserve. If you need to see your Texas crash report, MyAccident.org has everything you need to do it from the comfort of your own home.

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The CR3 ‘Peace Officer Report’

A Texas accident or crash report is officially titled as the ‘CR3 Peace Officer Report’. It is used by law enforcement to record the details relating to an accident involving any type of vehicle. The details in the Peace Officer report are recorded by the officer who attended the scene of the accident. If a police officer did not attend your accident you have the option to file your own report and the state provide you with a form titled ‘CR2 Driver’s Crash Report’.

The report can be pretty complicated due to the fact that there are often 1000’s of circumstances and facts that are recorded about the accident details, drivers, occupants, and vehicles involved. If you are looking for a very detailed explanation of the information, codes, and terminology used in the CR3, the documents linked below provide a comprehensive guide for you.

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CR-3 2018 Fillable PDF Version (Crashes that occurred on or after 1/1/2018) (Rev. 1/1/2018) pdf icon
CR-3CS 2018 Code Sheets (For filling out the 2018 CR-3) pdf icon
CR-100 2018 Instructions to Police for Reporting Crashes (Version 17.0) (Rev. 06/28/2018) pdf icon

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TxDOT and CRIS Data System

The police officer files the CR3 report using a TxDOT system called: “CRIS” which stands for “Crash Reporting Information System”. Texas is one of the most advanced states in how it handles its accident reports and the technology it uses to make reports available for its citizens online. One of the key barriers other states face in recording facts about The CRIS system are the hundreds (often thousands) of Police agencies operating the state and the different technology they use. To give you some idea there are over a thousand police agencies operating in Texas all capable of attending an accident and recording information in the CR3 form. (If you ever wondered exactly how many - we made an easy way to look them all up here)

Luckily, Texas took steps over 5 years ago to centralize its technology, and now nearly all police agencies operating in Texas use the CRIS system. What does this mean to you? Well, it means you can easily find your crash report online and it saves you waiting for the mail or a trip to the Police agency office.

3 Ways to Get A Copy Of Your Texas Crash Report Online

1. Use MyAccident.org

MyAccident.org provides a free version of your Texas accident report. This report holds all the details from the CR3 form with the exception of personal information like the names and contact information for those involved. You can also download a copy of your official report.

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2. TXDOT CRIS SYSTEM - TxDOT

The Texas Department of Transportation is one of the most advanced DOTs in the US. Through several technology initiatives it has created a comprehensive database that can be accessed at the link provided. If you can make it through the slightly complicated User Experience. This is by far the best place to obtain a copy of your crash report.

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 Texas. (sometimes less than 50%)

Information you need to find your accident report in Texas:

Case ID number
First and last name of an occupant or driver
Date and time of the accident
The location of the accident

Reasons you can’t find Your Crash Report

1. Not filed yet

It may be that the report has not yet been filed by the police officer, or that you are missing some information relating to the accident, like the exact date or location, the specific police department that attended your accident (there are over 1000+ police agencies in the state, after all) and a whole load of other reasons. You can use MyAccident’s Alert tool to be notified by SMS or email when your report is filed.

2. Not sure of some details

It may be that you aren’t sure about some of the exact details relating to the accident. You may have lost your ticket and do not have the Case ID. You may not be sure of the specific Police Agency that attended the accident. The MyAccident.org Find My Report tool offers an easy way to help locate your report for you.