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Motor Vehicle Act

[RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 318

Part 8 — Police Accident Reports

Accident reports by police officer

249  (1) If

(a) a vehicle driven or operated on a highway directly or indirectly causes death or injury to a person or damage to property causing aggregate damage apparently exceeding a prescribed amount, or

(b) an accident involving the presence or operation of a cycle on a highway or a sidewalk directly or indirectly causes death or injury to a person or damage to property causing aggregate damage apparently exceeding a prescribed amount,

a police officer who attends the accident must complete a written report of the accident in the form established by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia and forward it to the corporation within 10 days of the accident.

(2) A person involved in an accident referred to in subsection (1) (a), or that person's authorized representative, is entitled to obtain on request the names of any drivers involved, the licence number, the name of the registered owner of any motor vehicle involved and the name of any witness.

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