Reporting Vehicle Accidents

Those involved in any accident while driving on University business, regardless of the amount of damage or whether a University vehicle is involved, must complete and send a Report of Vehicle Accident (STD 270)PDF File Opens in new window   and a State Driver Accident Review (STD 274)PDF File Opens in new window within 48 hours to University Risk Management - CP700. If you have any questions call (657) 278-7346.  If an accident occurs off campus, obtain a police report from the local jurisdiction. University Risk Management will report to the State Office of Risk Management.

Accidents that occur on the weekend or during a holiday must be reported to University Police at 657-278-2515 and a message left for University Risk Management at 657-278-7346. Reporting the accident by phone does not replace the need to complete the STD 270PDF File Opens in new window and STD 274PDF File Opens in new window

If a University vehicle is hit while parked and both the damage is less than $1,000 and the name of the party is unknown, form STD 270 does not need to be completed. However, the accident should still be reported to a supervisor and University Risk Management.

Those involved in an accident while driving on University business in a University or rental vehicle, must also (if able) complete an "Accident Identification Card" prior to leaving the accident scene. Blank Cards should be in the glove compartment of the University vehicle.

University employees involved in an accident should not discuss the accident with anyone other than the police, their supervisor, University Counsel or the Director of University Risk Management. Do not admit fault or make any promises that the University will pay for any damages. If contacted by the other party, their attorney or their insurance company, refer them and any correspondence to the University Counsel or the Director of University Risk Management. Never give a written or recorded statement to the other party or their representatives without first consulting the University Counsel or the Director of University Risk Management.