New Mexico Statutes Chapter 66. Motor Vehicles § 66-7-207. Written reports of accidents

A. The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in bodily injury to or death of any person or total property damage to an apparent extent of five hundred dollars ($500) or more shall, within five days after the accident, forward a written report of the accident to the department of transportation.

B. The department of transportation may require any driver of a vehicle involved in an accident of which report must be made as provided in this section to file supplemental reports whenever the original report is insufficient in the opinion of the department of transportation and may require witnesses of accidents to render reports concerning the accidents to the department of transportation.

C. Every law enforcement officer who, in the regular course of duty, investigates a motor vehicle accident of which report must be made as required in this section, either at the time of and at the scene of the accident or thereafter by interviewing participants or witnesses, shall, within twenty-four hours after completing the investigation, forward a written report of the accident to the department of transportation.  A law enforcement officer shall also, within twenty-four hours after completing the investigation, forward the written report of the accident to the motor transportation division of the department of public safety   1 if the accident involves a commercial motor vehicle and results in:

(1) bodily injury to any person and the person is transported to a medical facility for immediate medical attention;

(2) the death of any person;  or

(3) any vehicle involved in the accident being towed from the scene due to disabling damage caused by the accident.

1 References in law to the motor transportation division of the department of public safety are deemed references to the New Mexico state police division of the department of public safety;  see Historical and Statutory Notes.

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