Commonwealth of Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Crash Operator Report When Must a Crash Report be filed with the Registrar M. G*L* Chapter 90 Section 26 requires a person who was operating a motor vehicle involved in a crash in which i any person was killed or ii injured or iii in which there was damage in excess of 1 000 to any one vehicle or other property to complete and file a Crash Operator Report with the Registrar within five 5 days after such crash unless the person is physically...
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Who needs a Form CRA-23?

A car driver, got in an accident in Massachusetts, must fill out Motor Vehicle Crash Operator Report (Form CRA-23) in the following cases:

- Anyone was killed or injured in an accident;

- Damage to property caused by the accident amounts to a thousand dollars or more.

If one of the participants of the accident unlawfully left the scene, the police station shall adopt a report, even if the amount of the damage caused is less than $ 1,000. However, if the accident caused injury to a person or animal, the report’s submission is mandatory.

What is the CRA-23 for?

This motor vehicle crash report describes the type of accident, the parties involved in a car accident, as well as the consequences of a crash. Information taken from the report is used by the competent authorities for legal and financial evaluation of the accident.

Is the CRA-23 accompanied by other forms?

This Massachusetts crash report can be submitted as a separate document without accompaniment. However, medical reports and written testimony of eyewitnesses may accompany this form in case of special need.

When is the CRA-23 due?

The man who was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident, or the owner of the vehicle must submit a report not later than five days after the accident.

How do I fill out Form CRA-23?

Filling out the CRA-23, you must provide information on the following items:

- Crash Location;

- Information on The Vehicle That Was Driven;

- Other Vehicles Involved in The Crash;

- Non-Motorist(s) Involved;

- Crash Conditions and Diagram;

- Witness information;

- Property Damage Information;

- Description of What Happened.

A submitter should use official names of all locations, streets and landmarks, be as precise as possible and provide enough information to locate the crash to a specific point, not just the street or roadway.

Where do I send Form CRA-23?

One copy of the completed and signed report must be sent to the local police station of the region where car accident occurred. Another copy should be sent to the submitter’s insurance company. And the last one should be directed to the RMV at the following address:

Crash Records, Registry of Motor Vehicles, P.O Box 55889, Boston, MA 02205-5889.

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THE FEELING OF A DUST OF WIND WHEN THE VEHICLE BLEW THROUGH THIS INTERSECTION. CHRISTINA HAGER, WBZ NEWS. MORE ON HIS MEDICAL CONDITION. THE DEFENDANTS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND ANY ROLE IT MIGHT HAVE PLAYED IN THIS DEADLY CRASH TOOK CENTER STAGE IN THE COURTROOM. WHOSE JOB IS IT TO DECIDE WHETHER SOMEONE WITH A MEDICAL CONDITION IS SAFE TO DRIVE? THE ITMACK IS HERE WITH A CLOSER LOOK. Reporter: THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE SURRENDER THEIR LICENSES EVERY YEAR FOR MEDICAL REASONS. HERE IN MASSACHUSETTS, DOCTORS ARE LEGALLY REQUIRED TO REPORT PATIENTS, SO MOST OF THE RESPONSIBILITY FALLS ON DRIVERS TO GIVE UP THE KEYS. COMMONWEALTH RECOGNIZES THAT HE HAS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS. AFTER MONTHS OF INVESTIGATING, PROSECUTORS CONCLUDED HIS DISEASE WAS NOT A FACTOR IN THE MOMENTS LEADING UP TO THE DEADLY COLLISION AT SWEET TOMATOES RESTAURANT. MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS WAS NOT THE CAUSE OF THIS CRASH. HOW DIFFICULT OF A TOPIC IS THIS FOR DOCTORS? I THINK IT'S ONE THAT CAN BE REALLY CHALLENGING. MS IS TRICKY, BECAUSE SOME PATIENTS ARE ALMOST PARALYZED BY THE DISEASE WHILE OTHERS CAN STILL DRIVE SAFELY. MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF A CONDITION WHERE IT'S NOT BLACK-AND-WHITE AT ALL. UNLIKE OTHER STATES, THE ITMACK LEARNED IN MASSACHUSETTS THERE IS NO LEGAL REQUIREMENT FOR DOCTORS TO REPORT MEDICAL CONDITIONS THAT COULD AFFECT DRIVING ABILITIES. SHOULD THERE BE? I DON'T THINK SO. PATIENTS MAY BE LESS LIKELY TO SEEK CARE FOR THOSE CONDITIONS AND MAY NOT BE AS OPEN AND FRANK IN THEIR CONVERSATION WITH THEIR DOCTOR ABOUT THE CONDITION. INSTEAD DOCTORS WERE POLICE OFFICERS AND CONCERNED FAMILY MEMBERS CAN VOLUNTARILY SUBMIT ONE OF THESE REQUESTS FOR MEDICAL EVALUATIONS TO THE STATE. AS A RESULT, RECORDS SHOW AN AVERAGE OF 3200 DRIVERS HAVE TO SURRENDER THEIR LICENSES EACH YEAR WELL ANOTHER 5000 DRIVERS HAVE TO TAKE A ROAD EXAM OR PROVIDE A MEDICAL CLEARANCE FORM. HE WILL LIKELY NEVER DRIVE AGAIN. HIS ATTORNEY HAS HINTED MS CONTRIBUTED TO THE TRAGEDY, BUT HE HAS YET TO PROVIDE MORE DETAILS. COURT DOCUMENTS THAT CAN PROVIDE SOME OF THOSE ANSWERS ARE TEMPORARILY IMPOUNDED UNTIL AT LEAST THURSDAY.