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§17C-4-7. Reports of crashes.

(a) Every law-enforcement officer who, in the regular course of duty, investigates a motor vehicle crash occurring on the public streets or highways of this state resulting in bodily injury to or death of any person or total property damage to an apparent extent of $1,000 or more shall, either at the time of and at the scene of the crash or thereafter by interviewing participants or witnesses, within twenty-four hours after completing such investigation, prepare report of such crash either electronically or in writing.

(b) The investigating law-enforcement officer shall submit the report electronically or in writing within twenty-four hours after completing the investigation to the Division of Highways in the form and manner approved by the Commissioner of Highways, the Superintendent of the West Virginia State Police and the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. The Division of Highways shall supply electronic or paper copies of such form to police departments, sheriffs and other appropriate law-enforcement agencies.

(c) In the event that the investigating law-enforcement officer can not complete the investigation within ten days of the crash, he or she shall submit a preliminary report of the crash to the Division of Highways on the tenth day after the crash and submit the final report within twenty-four hours of completion of the investigation pursuant to subsection (b) of this section.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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