A police accident report is, as the term suggests, a report written by a police officer sent to investigate what happened in a crash. Since the crash has already occurred, the officer must use evidence at the scene, witness statements, and other data to write a report about what caused the accident. However, even with all of this information, the police officer who writes the report was almost always somewhere else at the time of the accident and did not see the crash occur. Accordingly, the police report may be wrong.
Thus, while a police report is an important document that describes what a trained police office thinks happened in a crash based on an investigation soon after the wreck, it is not always accurate and may not be a critical document in your Pennsylvania car accident recovery.
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