§ 76.07  DUTY TO REPORT ACCIDENT.
   (A)   The driver of a vehicle which is in any manner involved in an accident within the city, resulting in injury to or death of any person or in which damage to the property of any one person, including himself or herself, 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 ten days after the accident, file with the Police Department a copy of the written report required to be filed with the state under ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-406(a).
   (B)   Whenever a school bus is involved in an accident in the city, 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 the city 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 ten days after the accident, file with the Police Department a copy of the written report required to be filed with the state under ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-406(b). 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 § 76.09 of this chapter 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 this chapter and the driver, owner or witness has not reported as required under divisions (A) through (C) above or § 76.09 of this chapter 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 or her last known address of his or her legal obligation. However, the notification is not a condition precedent to impose the penalty for failure to report as provided in division (E) below.
   (E)   The Secretary of State shall suspend the driver’s license or any non-resident’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 the state.
(ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-406)  (1999 Code, § 76.07)
Statutory reference:
   Authorization for city to require accident reports, see ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-415