Accident reports are used as an official record for car accidents in court and for insurance companies that are making determinations about a driver’s responsibility. Accident reports include information such as which driver is at fault, as well as the date, time and location of the accident. Accident reports may also include the names of all involved parties, including passengers in the vehicles that were involved in the accident.
When there is missing information on accident reports, officers may fill in the details. In general, missing information on accident reports can only be filled in by officers that were at the scene. The information required may come from further analysis of the accident scene and the vehicles involved, necessitating changes or additions to the accident report. Generally, the accident report will not be accepted by the court until all spaces have been filled in.