Reporting a Vehicle Accident
Accidents and collisions will happen. If it happens while driving on university business, follow the steps below. If it happens while driving on university business on a university owned vehicle, a packet containing all the information you need will be in the glove box in an envelope labeled “What to do in case of accident”. If there is no packet located in the glove box, directions to get one can be found below.
In case of an accident:
- Say nothing regarding the accident, except to the police, other state officers or employees, or an identified representative of the State’s contract adjuster.
- Call the police or 911, especially in the event of an injury accident.
- Report it to the Risk Manager as soon as possible!
- Preferably the same day, no more than 24 hours.
- Accidents that occur on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday must be reported the following Monday, except as qualified below in step 7.
- Preliminary reports are to be reported by phone to the Risk Manager. If there is no answer, leave a message with your name, department, number to be reached at, and a brief description of the accident.
- Risk Manager Contact Information:
- Kirtland Stout
- Sequoia Hall 315 (zip: 6145)
- Desk: (916) 278-7233 | Fax: (916) 278-4359 | Cell: (916) 844-9847
- Email: email@example.com
- Complete the “Accident Identification Form” (STD 269) before leaving the scene of the accident.
- Investigate each accident promptly and thoroughly
- The immediate supervisor who authorized the employee to drive on university business will ensure that the employee completes the STD 270 or will do it for them if the employee is unable to do so.
- Inform ORIM and the Risk Manager when an employee is unable to complete forms.
- Initiate appropriate corrective actions and record them in departmental personnel records.
- Complete “State Driver Accident Review – Supervisor’s Review” form STD 274 and send it to the Risk Manager within five (5) days.
- a disfiguring injury
- a dismembering injury [loss of any body part]
- hospitalization of the University employee for 24 hours or more for other than observation
“What to do in case of accident” Kit
For your convenience, we have kits made for State/University owned vehicles, ready to send out or be picked up. We will send out the kits by interdepartmental mail. You can always stop by our office and ask for one. To request kits by mail, email or call Janie Xiong at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 278-6456, with the following information:
- Department mail stop/zip number
- Number of kits
“What to do in case of accident” kit includes the following forms:
- State Driver Reporting Procedures document
- “Accident Identification Form” (STD 269)
- “Vehicle Accident Report” (STD 270)
Emergency Roadside Service
Offered by the Office of Fleet & Asset Management (OFAM), this 24 hour state wide Roadside Service is only provided for State/University owned vehicles (will say CA Exempt on License Plate). Breakdowns on public streets, on a highway, or in a public parking garage in California are eligible to use this service. For more information, click on “Emergency Roadside Service” on OFAM's Fleet Operations' webpage.
The CHP Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) offers some roadside assistance on freeways only for ALL vehicles. The idea of this service is to get you and your vehicle off the shoulder and out of the way of a potentially deadly outcome. It’s a free service and only available in certain areas of California. They offer a gallon of gas, jump starts, refill of radiator & tape hoses, and change flats. If the vehicle cannot get going, then they can tow you to a CHP approved location, or notify an auto club or towing service for you. The phone number to figure out if they service the location and to get in contact with FSP is 1-800-TELLCHP or 1-800-835-5247.
Risk Management Contact Information
All paperwork can be mailed by interdepartmental mail to mailstop: 6145 or fax (916) 278-4359
Questions regarding vehicle accidents should contact:
Kirtland Stout | Risk Manager | Office: (916) 278-7233 | email@example.com
Janie Xiong | Risk Management Analyst | Office: (916) 278-6456 | firstname.lastname@example.org