Reporting Vehicle Damage

All university vehicle and property damage must be reported to University of Alberta Protective Services.

Police collision reports are required when:

  • combined vehicle and property damage exceeds $2,000

  • damage to City of Edmonton property regardless of severity

  • injured party involved

  • hit and run

Edmonton Police will not respond to collisions when:

  • Vehicles are driveable

  • Combined damage severity is less than $2,000

Exchanging information

If police are not responding to the collision scene, exchange information with the other driver.
It may be easiest to take pictures of the driver and appropriate documents with a camera equipped cell phone or tablet.

Driver information

  • Photograph the driver and driver's licence.
    • If you don't have a camera write the driver's name, address, driver's licence number and issuing province/ state.

Vehicle Information

  • Photograph or hand copy the registration document.
  • Information should include:
    • vehicle licence plate number, serial number, vehicle make and model and colour, and registered owner info. 
  • Photograph or hand copy the insurance document.
  • Information should include:
    • insurance policy number and expiry date, insurance company and broker, and vehicle serial number

Additonal collision scene photos or hand written notes may include:

  • damage to the other vehicle

  • pre-collision directions

  • signs and signals

  • skid mark

  • view obstructions

Use the following guide to determine the appropriate reporting structure

Incident Type

Local Law Enforcement

U of A Protective Services

U of A Office of Insurance and Risk Assessment

Collision Damage exceeds $2000 (report to station or detachment if the vehicle is drivable)

report

report

 

Collision Damage less than $2000

 

report

 

Collision with death or injury. Dial 911

report

report

 

Hit and Run

report

report

 

Criminal Act

report

report

 

Rental Vehicle (Credit Card Rental in Canada or US)

report

report

report

Rental Vehicle Outside Canada or US

report

report

report

Incidental non-collision damage to a Unversity vehicle

 

report

 

Collision Dynamics - Avoidance by the Numbers

If you are interested in learning about collision dynamics, read the following document (132K pdf).