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(A) The driver of a vehicle which is in any manner involved in an accident within this municipality, resulting in injury to or death of any person or in which damage to the property of any one address, person, including himself, in excess of $1,500 (or $500 if any of the vehicles involved in the accident is subject to ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 7-601 but is not covered by a liability insurance policy in accordance with ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 7-601) is sustained shall, as soon as possible but not later than 10 days after the accident, file with the city police department a copy of the accident report required to be filed with the state under ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-406.
(B) Whenever a school bus is involved in an accident in this municipality, caused by a collision, a sudden stop, or otherwise, resulting in any property damage, personal injury, or death, and whenever an accident occurs within 50 feet of a school bus in this municipality resulting in personal injury to or the death of any person while awaiting or preparing to board the bus or immediately after exiting the bus, the driver shall as soon as possible, but not later than 10 days after the accident, forward a written report to the police department. If a report is also required under division (A) above, that report and the report required by this division (B) shall be submitted on a single form.
(C) The chief of police may require any driver, occupant, or owner of a vehicle involved in an accident of which report must be made as provided in this section or § 75.012 to file supplemental reports whenever the original report is insufficient in the opinion of the chief of police and may require witnesses of the accident to submit written reports. The report may include photographs, charts, sketches, and graphs.
(D) Should the police department learn through other reports of accidents required by law of the occurrence of an accident reportable under §§ 75.006 through 75.012 and the driver, owner, or witness has not reported as required under (A) or (C) above or § 75.012 within the time specified, the person is not relieved of the responsibility and the police department shall notify the person by first class mail directed to his last known address of his legal obligation. However, the notification is not a condition precedent to impose the penalty for failure to report as provided in (E) below.
(E) The secretary of state shall suspend the driver's license or any nonresident's driving privilege of any person who fails or neglects to make report of a traffic accident as herein required or as required by any other law of this state.
(ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-406) ('64 Code, § 21-124) (Ord. , passed )