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Vehicular Accidents

Vehicular Accidents

Traffic accident involving college owned vehicles on campus txt and drive

  • Check for injuries and call Campus Police for an ambulance if needed. Life and health are more important than damage to vehicles.
  • If vehicles are drivable and the roadway is obstructed, move vehicle from roadway to a nearby safe location (Texas Transportation code 550.022).
  • Contact Campus Police to investigate, even if the accident is minor.
  • College owned vehicles have Insurance Cards carried in the glove compartment (should be checked before leaving).
  • Take note of specific damages to all vehicles involved in the accident.
  • Obtain the names, addresses and driver’s license numbers of persons involved as well as the license plate numbers of vehicles.
  • Take note of the names of persons being transported in a college-owned vehicle, as well as their vehicle seating location at the time of the accident.
  • Obtain any witness information to include their names, addresses and phone numbers.
  • Remain at the accident location until investigation is complete (if uninjured) or Campus Police advises that it is ok to leave.
 

College owned vehicles in an off campus accident SB

  • Check for injuries and call 911 if anyone is injured. Life and health are more important than damage to vehicles.
  • Contact the local law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction for the area (Department of Public Safety, municipal police or Sheriff’s Office) to investigate, even if the accident is minor.
  • College owned vehicles have Insurance Cards carried in the glove compartment (should be checked before leaving).
  • If vehicles are drivable and the roadway is obstructed, move vehicle from roadway to a nearby safe location (Texas Transportation code 550.022).
  • Take note of specific damages to all vehicles involved in the accident.
  • Take note of the names of persons being transported in a college-owned vehicle, as well as their seating location at the time of the accident.
  • Obtain any witness information to include their names, addresses and phone numbers.
  • Remain at location until the investigation is complete (if uninjured) or the officer on scene tells you that it is ok to leave.
 

Traffic accident involving private vehicles pledge

Campus Police investigates vehicle accidents involving private vehicles if:

  • There is an injury to or death of an individual.
  • There is damage to college property.
  • The driver of a vehicle involved left the scene without leaving required information.
  • For Minor Accidents, drivers can give each other all needed information or request “Blue Forms” from Campus Police that can be filled out by the drivers.