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I was involved in a fatal crash, how can I obtain a copy of the report?

What does it mean that a report has to be "released"?

Why does it take so long to get a copy of a fatal report?

How can I obtain crash data regarding a specific road?

Where can I obtain national crash data?

Why does the DMV analyze fatal crash data?

Who can I contact if I have questions regarding fatal crash data?

back to topI was involved in a fatal crash, how can I obtain a copy the report?

  • Complete a Release of Motor Vehicle Records Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol (DSMV 505).
  • If the report has been released, you should receive your accident report within thirty (30) working days.

back to topWhat does it mean that a report has to be "released"?

Once a fatal report has been completed, a copy is forwarded to the County Attorney's office. The County Attorney's office may not release the report pending litigation. A fatal report may not be available for several months following the crash.

back to topWhy does it take so long to get a copy of a fatal report?

Much investigation is done to determine the circumstances leading up to the crash. This data comes from many sources, and it takes time to process it, as the report may be lengthy.

back to topHow can I obtain crash data regarding a specific road?

Contact the Department of Transportation at (603) 271-1699.

back to topWhere can I obtain national crash data?

National crash data may be obtained from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

back to topWhy does the DMV analyze fatal crash data?

It is important to understand why a crash occurred. The DMV knows the consequences a fatal crash causes. We hope to understand the existing facts and use that data to reduce the number of fatal crashes.

back to topWho can I contact if I have questions regarding fatal crash data?

NH Dept. of Safety
DMV - Fatal Crash Unit
23 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
(603) 227-4185

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