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Business Policy and Procedure Manual
University of Missouri-Columbia
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
August 2000
Chapter 8
ACCIDENTS & INCIDENTS
Section: 8:040
Vehicle Accidents

Vehicle Accidents

All accidents involving a University vehicle, regardless of the amount of damage or extent of injury, must be reported.

University Vehicles

The procedures outlined in this section pertain to any ground vehicle:
  • Owned by the University.
  • Rented or leased by or for the University who is authorized to use that vehicle for University business.

Reporting an Accident

Report any accident involving a University vehicle, regardless of the amount of damage or extent of injury:
  1. Call the University Police (573- 882-7201) immediately.
  2. Submit a completed Vehicle Accident Report (UM 5) to Division of Finance, 319 Jesse Hall, within 48 hours after the accident.
    • Submit a Report of Injury (Report of Injury) for each injured employee occupant of a University vehicle involved in an accident. [For more information, see 8:030 Work-Related Injuries or Occupational Diseases.]
  3. Do not make any admission of fault nor make any attempt to settle claims or otherwise establish liability with the other parties to the accident or their insurance companies.
NOTE: Make statements about the accident only to representatives of the University, its insurance company or a law enforcement officer.