You are required by the NYS Vehicle and
Traffic Law to stop and exchange information with the involved driver(s).
If the accident caused property damage only, then exchange information
about your driver license, insurance, and registration with the involved
drivers. If a parked vehicle or other property is damaged, or if a domestic
animal is injured, you must locate the owner or contact the police.
- If the property damage of any person is
$1,001 or more, all
the involved drivers are required by the NYS Vehicle and Traffic
Law to file form
(Report of Motor Vehicle Accident). File
form MV-104 with the DMV no more than 10 days after the accident
or contact the police at the time of the accident who be able to
respond to the scene and complete the report for you.
The DMV can suspend your driver license if you fail to report an
- If a person is injured or killed, you are required by the NYS
Vehicle and Traffic Law to immediately notify the police. All the
involved drivers and the police must file an accident report with
the DMV. It is a crime to leave the scene of an accident that causes
personal injury or death.
- The accident appears on the records of
all the involved drivers.
An accident listed on your driver record does not indicate that
you were at fault. The DMV does not try to determine fault in an
- Copies of accident reports completed by the
New Paltz Police Department can be picked up Monday through
Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from the New Paltz Police
Clerk at 23 Plattekill Avenue, New Paltz, NY 12561. If you
cannot make it in during business hours, or live out of the
area, call (845) 255-7112 to make special arrangements.