Recently, the Las Vegas Metro Police Department (Metro) changed its policy so that it no longer responds to accidents where there is only property damage to vehicles. However, Metro will respond to the following types of accidents.
- Accidents with injuries or fatalities
- A driver under the influence of alcohol, narcotics or other substances
- A driver who doesn’t have a driver’s license, proof of insurance or registration
- A hit and run
- A vehicle disabled on the roadway as a result of an accident; and
- An uncooperative driver (i.e. will not exchange information)
If you are involved in an accident, call 911 and the dispatcher will decide if Metro will respond. If Metro will not respond, take the following steps.
- Take a picture
- Pull out of traffic (if it safe to do so)
- Exchange personal information with the other driver, including name, address, phone number, driver’s license number and state of issuance.
- Exchange insurance information with the other driver, including the name of the insurance company, policy number and expiration date of the policy
- Exchange car information with the other driver, including year, make, model and license plate number, registered owner and VIN
- Obtain name and phone number of passengers in the other vehicle as well as for witnesses.
- Document everything on a DMV SR-1 form, which can be found at http://www.dmvnv.com/pdfforms/sr1.pdf.
- Contact your insurance company as soon as possible. A police report is NOT necessary to file an insurance claim.
If the other vehicle does not have insurance, document it on the SR-1 form and call the police if the other driver is uncooperative.
This change in policy only affects areas patrolled by Metro. It does not include state patrolled areas or Henderson. When in doubt, call 911 and the dispatcher will inform you if the police will attend.
If you have been injured in an automobile accident or have any questions about your recent accident, please contact us at 702-333-1111 or email at email@example.com.