Arkansas Code Title 27. Transportation § 27-53-202. Reporting requirements

(a) The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or death of any person or total property damage to an apparent extent of one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more shall notify the nearest law enforcement agency immediately.  All persons involved in the accident shall make themselves readily available to the investigating agency's officer or officers.

(b)(1)(A) In addition to the requirements of subsection (a) of this section, the driver of any taxicab, motor bus, or other motor vehicle carrying passengers for hire involved in an accident resulting in injury to or death of any person shall notify the nearest law enforcement agency immediately.

(B) The driver of any taxicab, motor bus, or other motor vehicle carrying passengers for hire shall make himself or herself readily available to the investigating agency's office or officers.

(2)(A) Except as provided under subdivision (b)(2)(B) of this section, the accident report shall contain a full and complete list of the names and addresses of all passengers occupying the taxicab, bus, or other vehicle at the time of the accident.

(B) The name and address of a minor occupant who is under eighteen (18) years of age shall be included in the report, but the name and address of the minor occupant shall:

(i) Not be open to public inspection under this subchapter or the Freedom of Information Act of 1967, § 25-19-101 et seq. , unless the requestor is:

(a) The parent, legal guardian, or legal custodian of the minor occupant;  or

(b) A representative of an insurance company that insures a person involved in the accident;  and

(ii) Be redacted on copies including without limitation written, photostatic, or electronic copies, produced under this subchapter or the Freedom of Information Act of 1967, § 25-19-101 et seq. , unless the requestor is identified in subdivision (b)(2)(B)(i) of this section.

(c) The Department of Arkansas State Police may require any driver of a vehicle involved in an accident that must be reported under this section to file supplemental reports whenever the original report is insufficient in the opinion of the department and may require witnesses of an accident to render reports to the department.

(e) Information contained in any other accident report is governed by subdivision (b)(2)(B) of this section.


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