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Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Obtain a Copy of My Yorba Linda Crash Report?
You can get a copy of your Yorba Linda police report at AccidentReports.com, or you can go through the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The OCSD also handles law enforcement services for the following cities:
- Aliso Viejo
- Dana Point
- Laguna Hills
- Laguna Niguel
- Laguna Woods
- Lake Forest
- Mission Viejo
- Rancho Santa Margarita
- San Clemente
- San Juan Capistrano
- Villa Park
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department provides four ways to request your traffic report.
Visit the Orange County Sheriff’s Department to fill out the Request Authorization for Release of Case Information Form. You must also show your valid photo ID and pay the crash report fee. The OCSD Records Division in Santa Ana is located at: 550 N. Flower Street Santa Ana, CA92703.
Phone: (714) 647-1851
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday
Report Request by Email
Contact the Sheriff’s Department to learn how to request a copy of your report by email.
Request Report By Mail
You can request a copy of your traffic accident report by mail. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope, the appropriate fee, and a copy of your valid photo ID. Send your request to: P.O. Box 449 Santa Ana, CA92702
Request By Fax
Contact the Sheriff’s Department to learn how to request a copy of your collision report by fax.
What Information is in a Collision Report?
Crash reports are legal documents that are filled out by law enforcement officers who respond to the scene of an accident. These documents contain basic accident information such as:
- The names and contact details for all parties involved
- License plate numbers
- A diagram of the crash site
- Driver’s license numbers
- Insurance information
- The date, time, and location of the accident
- Weather conditions
Crash reports also include details involving anything that may have contributed to a crash, including a traffic jam and other traffic issues, debris on the road, road closures, construction, faulty or missing traffic lights or signs, or an animal on the road. The reporting police officer will detail how and why they believe the accident occurred and which driver was at fault. They will also document any injuries sustained in the accident and vehicle damage.
Who Can Get an Unredacted Traffic Report?
Eligible persons who can obtain a copy of an unredacted traffic report include all parties involved in the crash, the parent or legal guardian of a minor, insurance companies, vehicle owners, accident attorneys, and law enforcement agencies.
When Will My Crash Report Be Available?
For simple accidents, a traffic accident report should be available within seven business days following an accident. Accidents that involve fatalities, bodily injuries, or crimes, may be unavailable until a collision investigation has concluded.
Why Do I Need to Get a Copy of My Crash Report?
If you’re injured in an auto accident that was not your fault you may be entitled to compensation to cover the cost of accident-related damages. A crash report contains important information that can help prove the other driver was negligent. This information includes the accident investigation findings of the reporting police officer detailing how and why the accident took place and which driver they believe was negligent. A report also contains a description of any injuries you sustained, vehicle damage, a diagram of the accident scene, any citations issued, and anything that may have contributed to the accident, such as poor road conditions. Your personal injury attorney will use this information to build a strong case to hold the other driver’s insurance company liable for all accident-related costs.
How Can I Get My Police Crash Report Online?
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