2010 New York Code
VAT - Vehicle & Traffic
Title 6 - ACCIDENTS AND ACCIDENT REPORTS
Article 22 - (600 - 605) ACCIDENTS AND ACCIDENT REPORTS
603 - Accidents; police authorities and coroners to report.

§ 603. Accidents; police authorities and coroners to report.  1. Every
  police  or judicial officer to whom an accident resulting in injury to a
  person shall have been reported, pursuant to the foregoing provisions of
  this chapter, shall immediately investigate the facts, or cause the same
  to be investigated, and report the matter to the commissioner forthwith;
  provided, however, that the report of the accident is made to the police
  officer or judicial officer within five days after such accident.  Every
  coroner,  or  other  official  performing like functions, shall likewise
  make a report to the commissioner with respect to all  deaths  found  to
  have  been  the  result  of motor vehicle or motorcycle accidents.  Such
  report shall include information on the  width  and  length  of  trucks,
  tractors,  trailers and semitrailers, which are in excess of ninety-five
  inches in width or thirty-four feet in length and which are involved  in
  such  accidents,  whether  such  accident  took place in a work area and
  whether it was  being  operated  with  an  overweight  or  overdimension
  permit.    Such report shall distinctly indicate and include information
  as to whether the inflatable restraint  system  inflated  and  deployed.
  Nothing  contained  in  this  subdivision  shall be deemed to preclude a
  police officer from reporting any other accident which, in the  judgment
  of  such  police  officer,  would  be  required  to  be  reported to the
  commissioner by the operator  of  a  vehicle  pursuant  to  section  six
  hundred five of this article.
    2. In addition to the requirements of subdivision one of this section,
  every  police officer or judicial officer to whom an accident shall have
  been reported involving  a  commercial  vehicle  as  defined  in  either
  subdivision  four  of  section  five hundred one-a or subdivision one of
  section  five  hundred  nine-p  of  this   chapter   shall   immediately
  investigate  the  facts, or cause the same to be investigated and report
  the matter to the commissioner forthwith, provided that  the  report  of
  the  accident  is  made to the police officer or judicial officer within
  five days after such accident, whenever such accident  has  resulted  in
  (i)  a  vehicle  being  towed  from  the accident scene as the result of
  incurring disabling damage, (ii) a fatality,  or  (iii)  any  individual
  being  transported  to  a  medical  facility to receive treatment as the
  result of physical injury sustained in the accident.

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