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NOTICE OF ACCIDENT LAW
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 4, 2013
Bismarck, N.D. – With deer season quickly approaching, the North Dakota Highway Patrol reminds the public that motorists who strike a deer or other undomesticated animal do not need to report the crash to law enforcement if the crash results in property damage only, regardless of the amount of damage to the vehicle. The driver may proceed to their home if the vehicle is able to be driven.
All crashes involving an injury need to be reported. Law enforcement will respond to the scene when requested to provide assistance or when the vehicle has been disabled.