From time to time there are vehicle collisions on campus. Given that the university campus is private property, the local law enforcement agency will only respond to vehicle collisions that meet certain criteria. Therefore, members and guests of the university community are best served by reporting all vehicle collisions to the Campus Security office (425.889.5500). The following actions will be taking depending upon the type of collision.
Non-Reportable / No Injuries
If damages are below the state reportable threshold, there are no injuries and both parties are present, the security officer on duty will obtain the information necessary to file a campus security incident report.
Reportable / No Injuries
If damages meet the state reportable threshold, there are no injuries and both parties are present, the security officer on duty will obtain the information necessary to file a campus security incident report. The incident report may be made available to the insurance companies of all parties upon request. In order for a report to be written the vehicle collision must be reported to the Security office at the time of the collision. No report will be taken after the fact.
Hit and Run / No Injuries
If there are no injuries but one party is unknown, the security officer will obtain the information necessary to file an incident report and encourage the known party to call the local law enforcement agency who will then be responsible for investigating the incident. If the known party does not want to call the police no further action will be taken by Security.
The local law enforcement agency investigates all vehicle collisions involving injuries. If injuries are involved, the Security Officer will immediately call 9-1-1 to report the collision regardless of whether or not the injuries were significant enough to warrant an emergency medical response. For the purposes of this policy, any complaint of pain as a result of a vehicle collision constitutes an injury.