Report An Accident

Any accident involving a University vehicle must be reported to Fleet Services through our online Fleet Accident Report. This will allow the University to properly process the necessary paperwork to protect its assets.

This includes non-preventable incidents such as hail damage and vandalism that affect University vehicles.

  • If there are personal injuries to others, file the accident report immediately.
  • If the accident involved another vehicle, file the accident report by the end of the day.
  • If you incurred a personal injury, file the accident report as soon as you are able, within two working days.
  • All accident reports must be filed within two working days.
  • The insurance cannot be processed until an accident report is filed.
  • If an accident report is not filed within two working days, your department will not be reimbursed for repairs made to the vehicle.
  • Physical damage losses will not be reimbursed if the damage is not repaired within six months of the occurence.

Please see the University of Minnesota Procedure Reporting Accidents involving University Vehicles to learn about accident reporting and processing.

Report an Accident


Normal Wear & Tear Versus Accident Damage Requiring Report

The online Fleet Accident Report allows the University to properly process the necessary paperwork to protect its assets.

Damage that would result in normal wear and tear does not require an accident report. Examples include door dings, paint chips, and superficial scratches that would be smaller than the size of a credit card.

Fleet reserves the right to ask for an accident report if damage is determined to be beyond normal wear and tear.

All accidents are reviewed by the Traffic Accident Review Board, represented by members in these groups: Registered Drivers, Designated Responsible Authorities, University Police, University Services, Emergency Management, Environmental Health & Safety, and Risk Management.