PRIVATE PROPERTY ACCIDENT
As a responsible driver, you must never leave the scene of a private property or roadway accident prior
to exchanging information with those involved, or those who have property that is damaged. When
involved in an accident, be aware of the traffic situation, and any other potential dangers, such as fire.
You should also activate your hazard lights or use any other suitable method to warn other approaching
vehicles. If the vehicles are operable and no one is complaining of injuries, move the vehicles out of the
roadway to the closest safe location. If there are injuries or the accident occurs in a main roadway,
please contact 9-1-1 and inform them of your accident.
If you are involved in an accident, you are required to provide certain information to the other parties involved. Likewise, fellow motorists, passengers or pedestrians involved in the accident must share similar information with you. If you hit an unattended vehicle, you must make an effort to find the owner or driver. If you are unable to locate the owner of an unattended vehicle, you are required to leave a note indicating your name and contact information, and a brief description of the accident.
REPORTING AN ACCIDENT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT IS REQUIRED BY LAW UNDER THE FOLLOWING CIRCUMSTANCES:
- If anyone is injured or killed as a result of the accident.
- If damage to property exceeds $500.
- If the accident occurs on a county or state roadway, highway or interstate and either party request a police report.
REPORTING AN ACCIDENT THAT OCCURS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY WILL RESULT IN THE FOLLOWING:
- A deputy will respond and issue drivers of the vehicles involved an SR13 form which may be completed and submitted to your respective insurance companies.
- This form is also available online.
This form should be completed when a traffic accident occurs and a law enforcement officer is not called to make a report. This report is for your personal use only. The Habersham County Sheriff's Office is not responsible in the case that your Insurance Company does not accept this Form.
If you are involved in an accident and wish to file a report with a law enforcement officer please contact Habersham County Dispatch at (706)778-1911 or in case of an Emergency Dial 9-1-1.