Accident Assistance

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Highway accidents (I190/I290) Accident Assistance Packet Online Accident Report Purchase
About accident reports Report Request Form (Note: getcrashreports.com has been
    changed to buycrash.com)

 

IF YOU'VE BEEN IN A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT...

The information on this page should answer many of the questions you probably have after being involved in an accident. 

Note:  If your accident occurred on a highway (such as I-190 or I-290), response was by the Massachusetts State Police, not the Town of Holden Police Department. HPD will not have any information about these accidents. MSP Holden Barracks: (508) 829-8410.

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Accident Assistance Packet
Our Accident Assistance Packet contains information to assist you in completing the required follow-up. To access it, click the button below. The packet includes:

  • A helpful checklist
  • A blank Operator’s Crash Report required by the state of Massachusetts
  • A blank police report request form

>> Click here to access the Accident Assistance Packet

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A COUPLE OF NOTES ABOUT ACCIDENT REPORTS...

1) There is one report you must fill out yourself:

Operator’s Crash Report
This is the form each driver involved in an accident in Massachusetts must complete.

  • You then submit copies to the police department, your insurance company, and the RMV.
  • The required form is included in the accident packet available at the top of this page.

2) HPD generates two reports for each accident:

Information Exchange Form
Contains the info you need about the other drivers, in order to complete the required Operator’s Crash Report

  • There is no charge for the Information Exchange Form
  • May be picked up at the Holden Police Station usually within a day or two of your accident
  • If you live far away, you may call and ask that it be mailed to you

Officer’s Accident Report
Contains the officer’s narrative and diagram

  • There is a fee for the officer’s report
    • $5 if purchased directly from HPD
    • $10 if purchased online from buycrash.com
  • Obtaining this report is optional; your insurance company should request it from us for their purposes
  • Individuals may purchase a copy by submitting a Police Report Request form and $5 (cash or check) to HPD.
  • Subject to HPD approval, your report will then be available to you within the 10 day period allowed by Public Records Law

>> Click here to open the Police Report Request form

  • Alternatively, most accident reports are available within approximately 72 hours, via buycrash.com. The fee for online purchase is $10.

>> Click here to go to the buycrash.com website

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