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Motor vehicle crashes can include passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, trains, bicycles, and pedestrians.

The Michigan criteria for a crash are: “DID THE CRASH INVOLVE…”
1. a motor vehicle that
2. was in transport, and
3. on the roadway, that resulted in death, injury or property damage of $1,000 or more.
The report is also used to record any crash involving a snowmobile or off-road vehicle (ORV), whether
traffic or non-traffic related. The property damage for a snowmobile or ORV is $100.00.

The Accident Investigations team extensively investigates motor vehicle crashes that involve serious injuries and fatalities.

Accident Investigation duties can include:

TIRE IMPRESSIONS

SKID MARKS

ACCIDENT SCENE MEASUREMENTS

ANALYSIS OF VEHICLES BLACK BOX/ SPEEDOMETER

PERFORM BLOOD DRAWS (INVOLVING ALCOHOL OR DRUGS)

IDENTIFYING OCCUPANTS / TAKING WITNESS STATEMENTS

COMPLETION OF STATE MANDATED CRASH REPORTS


Questions regarding the accident investigation division should be directed to Lt. Dan Kudra, 734-354-3241