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CHP Collision Reports Now Free to Access Online


If you were involved in a traffic collision for which there is a CHP (California Highway Patrol) report, you can now obtain the CHP report free online.  It is usually available approximately 5 to 7 days after an accident.

How Do I Request a CHP Traffic Collision Report?

Filing a request to receive your traffic collision report is simple:

  1. Visit the CHP website.
  2. Click on the link that reads, “Request a Traffic Report”
  3. This link will prompt you to log in. If you aren’t already registered on the CHP’s website, you can do so by creating an account with your name, phone number, email, and password.
  4. After activating your new account, repeat steps 1 and 2 to log in.
  5. Click on the “Crash Search” link.
  6. Enter information from the Crash Report Information card given to you by the officer at the scene.

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    You will need to know the date and time of the collision, NCIC number, and the reporting officer’s ID number. All of this information should be on your Crash Report Information card.

  7. Click “Search for Crash”
  8. Your report should appear. If it doesn’t, it may not be ready yet.

Who Can Request an Online CHP Collision Report?

Any individual or entity involved in the reported collision may request the report online. These parties may include drivers, passengers, bicyclists, pedestrians, vehicle or property owners, legal representatives of any of these parties, and insurance companies.

Need Help Accessing Your CHP Report?

If you are unable to pull up or obtain a CHP report, our personal injury law firm can assist. We understand the urgency in getting the CHP report. The CHP report provides critical information that you need ASAP:

  • Who the officer put at fault for the accident
  • The other driver’s insurance information
  • Witness information
  • Location of where your car was towed

If the CHP report is not ready yet, we may be able to get you at least the first page of the report, which will provide the other driver’s insurance information.

Contact us online today or call (310) 231-9717 to request your free initial consultation.