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Request a collision report


Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire's joint Collisions Administration Unit is responsible for the administration of collisions recorded by the three forces.

If you're an insurer or solicitor looking to gain a copy of an abstract collision report form, or third party details, please complete the following form to do so.

Collision reports

Please be reminded that not all collisions require officers to complete a collision report. They only do so in cases where;

  • the collision caused an injury and the incident was reported at the time
  • one of the parties involved failed to stop at the scene and exchange details.

These terms apply even when a police officer attends the scene.

Collision reports are not received immediately by the Collisions Administration Unit. Because of this, we recommend insurers and solicitors do not submit collision reference number requests until a minimum of 21 days after the collision.

Obtaining a collision reference number

To obtain a copy of a collision report form, you will first need a collision reference number which you can gain either from the driver or by making a request via our online form. (link to request collision reference form). In most cases the reference number will be in one of the two following formats;

  • 11/AA/1111/1111 
  • 11111111

If the reference number you have is different and the collision occurred after 2012, please request a reference number by completing the collision reference number form. (link to form)

If the reference number is not in the format shown above, and the incident occurred before 2013, please email our collisions team.

Cost of submitting a request

There are fees applied to requesting a collision report form or third party details. They must be paid via BACS after completing the form and more details on how to do this can be found following submission. The costs are;

  • Abstract police collision report form - £99
  • Third party details - £35.20

Reports and details

An abstract collision report includes copies of up to three witness statements where the witness has agreed that the police may disclose their document. Additionally, the witness personal details will only be disclosed if the they have given their consent. Please note, this collision report will not be released until the police file has been filed.

Similarly, third party details will only be disclosed once they have provided consent. (check this)

 Please be aware that by requesting this information, you're confirming that you have a suitable involvement in the incident or are acting on behalf of an individual who is involved.

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