Oakland Accident Reports

A Better Way to Get Your Traffic collision Report Now

At AccidentReports.com, we know how important it is to get a copy of your Oakland crash report online as soon as possible. Take advantage of our collision report information center today and get your copy as soon as it’s available. Finally, a hassle-free way to get your report, from the comfort of your home.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Obtain a Copy of My Accident report?

You can get a copy of your Oakland police report at AccidentReports.com, or you can go through the Oakland Police Department.The Oakland Police Department offers three ways to get a copy of your traffic report. Oakland Police Department motor vehicle collision reports can be purchased online, in person, or by mail.

Agency Reports In-Person

For requests for reports in person, you can visit the Oakland Police Department and fill out a Records Request form to get a copy of your traffic report. 

The Oakland Police Department is located at:

OPD Eastmont Substation
Traffic Investigations Unit
2651 73rd Avenue
Oakland, CA

You must provide payment and your photo identification at the time of pick up. 

Contact the department before you pick up your report to ensure it’s available. 

Phone: (510) 777-8570

Normal hours are Monday through Thursday, between 8:00 am and 2:30 pm.

Accident Report Requests By Mail

You can send a written request to the Oakland Police Department, along with a self-addressed envelope, a copy of your government-issued photo identification, and the appropriate fee, to get a copy of your collision report.

Mail your request to:

OPD Eastmont Substation
Traffic Investigations Unit
2651 73rd Avenue
Oakland, CA

Accepted forms of payment include check or money order made payable to the City of Oakland. 

Online Reports 

For online reports, visit the Oakland City Police Department’s website to learn how to get a copy of your traffic report online. You will need to fill out an online form and provide a copy of your photo identification. 

Keep in mind that accidents that involve a fatality or serious personal injury will not be available online. 

What Information Do I Need to Provide to Get a Copy of My Motor vehicle crash Report?

  • Your full name and contact information including email address and phone number 
  • The location, time, and date when the incident occurred
  • Report number (if available)
  • Valid identification 

When Will My Crash report Be Available?

Accident reports are usually available within sixty to ninety business days from the date of a motor vehicle crash. The availability of accident reports can also depend on whether the accident involved a crime, fatality, or significant personal injuries, in which case the report would not be released for several weeks or months.

How Much Do Incident reports Cost?

The cost for mail-in and in-person requests for traffic reports is $20 per copy. Crash report purchases for online requests are $25 per copy, with a $5 convenience fee. For in-person requests, accepted forms of payment include major credit cards, checks, or cash. Checks should be made payable to the City of Oakland.

What Information is in a Collision report?

  • Contact information for all parties involved in the motor vehicle crash, including their full names and contact details, as well as any witnesses.
  • The reporting law enforcement officer’s assessment of who was at fault and how and why the accident occurred.
  • A diagram depicting the crash site, including details such as vehicle positions, road markings, and other pertinent information.
  • Information on insurance policies held by all drivers involved in the accident.
  • Driver’s license numbers and license plate numbers/vehicle identification numbers for all drivers involved.
  • Description of personal injuries sustained in the crash, including any medical treatment required, hospitalization, and follow-up care.
  • Description of vehicle and property damage incurred during the accident, including cost estimates and photographs.
  • Statements provided by witnesses and their contact information, including those that may support or contradict the law enforcement officer’s findings.
  • Citations issued or arrests made, including violations such as speeding, reckless driving, DUI, DWI, failure to yield, etc.
  • Details on road and weather conditions at the time of the accident, as well as any other factors that may have contributed to the crash, such as road debris, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcycles, trucks, or broken traffic signals or signs.
  • Actions taken by the police officers in response to the accident.
  • The type of accident that occurred, such as a scooter, Uber, truck, motorcycle, head-on collision, rear-end accident, rollover collision, scooter, or pedestrian incident.

Who Can Get an Unredacted Traffic collision Report?

  • Any party involved in the automobile accident 
  • The parent or legal guardian of a minor involved in the collision 
  • Accident attorney 
  • Vehicle owner
  • Personal representative of a party involved in the motor vehicle crash 
  • Insurance company 

Why Do I Need to Get a Copy of My Police report?

If you sustained injuries and/or vehicle damage/personal property damage in a car crash that was not your fault, you may be eligible to pursue compensation in the form of an auto insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit. A traffic report will include information that can help your personal injury lawyer prove the other driver was negligent. 

This information includes:

  • The responding police officer’s opinion regarding who they believe was at fault for the auto accident 
  • A diagram of the accident scene 
  • Witness statements 
  • A description of bodily injuries 
  • A description of vehicle damage/property damage
  • Road and weather conditions 

Working With a Personal injury lawyer 

An experienced accident attorney will use the information in a traffic report during settlement negotiations with the other driver’s insurance company to prove the other driver should be held liable for your damages, including medical bills, lost wages from work, and other accident-related expenses.

How Can I Get My Crash report Online?

At AccidentReports.com, we’ve made it our mission to help accident victims obtain a copy of their crash reports online as soon as possible. If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident in California, you can take advantage of our extensive collision report information center and get a copy of this important document for your records, as soon as it’s available. Begin your search now by filling out the form on this page and submitting your accident information to get assistance.

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