Your first call should always be made to 911 in an attempt to get an officer on scene. The officer will complete a police report and all involved parties will receive or can request a copy within days of the accident.

There are occasions when an officer is unavailable, or the officer determines that there is no bodily injury and the damage does not exceed $1,000. In these instances, parties involved in the accident are required to complete Texas Department of Transportation Form CR-2 also known as the Blue Form.

The driver of a motor vehicle involved in a crash not investigated by a law enforcement officer and resulting in injury to or death of any person, or damage to the property of any one person, including himself, to any apparent extent of at least $1,000 must complete and submit the form within 10 days of the incident. The form includes the following fields and must be completed in its entirety:

Note that drivers must make a copy of the form to keep for their records prior to submitting the original to the state.