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NOTICE OF ACCIDENT LAW CHANGES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 30, 2013

Bismarck, N.D. – Starting Thursday, motorists who strike a deer or other undomesticated animal no longer 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 still need to be reported. Law enforcement will respond to the scene when requested to provide assistance or when the vehicle has been disabled.

For More Information

Contact: Sergeant Tom Iverson, NDHP
North Dakota Highway Patrol
701-328-2455