The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) has launched a website that allows people to search forand electronically obtain copies of crash reports for crashes investigated by PSP. The crash report database can be queried by case number or the date of the crash and last name of an involved party. The fee for an electronic copy of a crash report is $22, payable online by credit card or bank account draft. Reports are typically available 15 days after a crash is reported. The Pennsylvania State Police investigated 79,704 crashes in 2016.
Pennsylvania law states that only certain parties may access a crash report, including those involved in the crash, their attorney, and their insurance company. Users of the crash report site must affirm that they are one of these parties – or another privileged party as defined by section 3751(b) of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code – before completing their transaction.
The Pennsylvania State Police is pleased to make this tool available to the citizens of Pennsylvania,” said Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker. “The paperwork associated with even a minor crash can feel overwhelming. By embracing technology and creating an online portal to obtain relevant documents, we hope to relieve some of the stress associated with a motor vehicle crash.”
For more information about the Pennsylvania State Police, visit www.psp.pa.gov.