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28-624. Authorized emergency vehicles
28-624. Authorized emergency vehicles

A. If an authorized emergency vehicle is driven in response to an emergency call, in pursuit of an actual or suspected violator of law or in response to but not on return from a fire alarm, the driver may exercise the privileges provided in this section subject to the conditions stated in this section.

B. If the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle is operating at least one lighted lamp displaying a red or red and blue light or lens visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of five hundred feet to the front of the vehicle, the driver may:

1. Notwithstanding this chapter, park or stand.

2. Proceed past a red or stop signal or stop sign, but only after slowing down as necessary for safe operation.

3. Exceed the prima facie speed limits if the driver does not endanger life or property.

4. Disregard laws or rules governing the direction of movement or turning in specified directions.

C. The exemptions authorized by this section for an authorized emergency vehicle apply only if the driver of the vehicle while in motion sounds an audible signal by bell, siren or exhaust whistle as reasonably necessary and if the vehicle is equipped with at least one lighted lamp displaying a red or red and blue light or lens visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of five hundred feet to the front of the vehicle, except that an authorized emergency vehicle operated as a police vehicle need not be equipped with or display a red or red and blue light or lens visible from in front of the vehicle.

D. This section does not relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons and does not protect the driver from the consequences of the driver's reckless disregard for the safety of others.
28-663. Duty to give information and assistance; classification
28-663. Duty to give information and assistance; classification

A. The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or death of a person or damage to a vehicle that is driven or attended by a person shall:

1. Give the driver's name and address and the registration number of the vehicle the driver is driving.

2. On request, exhibit the person's driver license to the person struck or the driver or occupants of or person attending a vehicle collided with.

3. Render reasonable assistance to a person injured in the accident, including making arrangements for the carrying of the person to a physician, surgeon or hospital for medical or surgical treatment if it is apparent that treatment is necessary or if the carrying is requested by the injured person.

B. A person who fails to comply with this section is guilty of a class 3 misdemeanor.
28-666. Notice of accident
28-666. Notice of accident

The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or death of a person shall give notice of the accident immediately by the quickest means of communication, whether oral or written, to either:

1. The local police department if the accident occurs within a municipality.

2. The office of the county sheriff.

3. The nearest office of the highway patrol.
28-667. Written accident report; definition
28-667. Written accident report; definition

A. A law enforcement officer or public employee who, in the regular course of duty, investigates a motor vehicle accident resulting in bodily injury, death or damage to the property of any person in excess of one thousand dollars or the issuance of a citation shall complete a written report of the accident as follows:

1. Either at the time of and at the scene of the accident or after the accident by interviewing participants or witnesses.

2. Within twenty-four hours after completing the investigation.

B. Every law enforcement officer or public employee who, in the regular course of duty, investigates a motor vehicle accident that results in damage to the property of any person in an amount of one thousand dollars or less, but that does not result in the issuance of a citation or bodily injury or death, shall complete a portion of the written report of the accident. The portion of the written report shall:

1. Be completed either at the time of and at the scene of the accident or after the accident by interviewing participants or witnesses.

2. Be completed within twenty-four hours after completing the investigation.

3. Include the following minimum information:

(a) The time, day, month and year of the accident.

(b) Information adequate to identify the location of the accident.

(c) Identifying information for all involved parties and witnesses, including name, age, sex, address, telephone number, vehicle ownership and registration and proof of insurance.

(d) A narrative description of the facts of the accident, a simple diagram of the scene of the accident and the investigating officer's name, agency and identification number.

C. The agency employing the officer or public employee:

1. Shall not allow a person to examine the accident report or any related investigation report or a reproduction of the accident report or a related investigation report if the request is for a commercial solicitation purpose.

2. May require a person requesting the accident or related investigative report to state under penalty of perjury that the report is not examined or copied for a commercial solicitation purpose.

3. May retain the original report.

4. Shall maintain an electronic copy of the original report if the agency elects not to retain the original report pursuant to paragraph 3 of this subsection.

5. Shall immediately forward a copy of the report to the department for its use.

D. The department may place notes, date stamps, identifying numbers, marks or other information on the copies as needed, if they do not alter the original information reported by the investigating officer or public employee.

E. For the purposes of this section, "commercial solicitation purpose" means a request for an accident report if there is neither:

1. A relationship between the person or the principal of the person requesting the accident report and any party involved in the accident.

2. A reason for the person to request the report other than for the purposes of soliciting a business or commercial relationship.
28-669. Accident report forms
28-669. Accident report forms

A. The department shall prepare and on request supply to police departments, sheriffs and other suitable agencies forms for accident reports required under this article that are appropriate with respect to the persons required to make the reports and the purposes to be served. The written reports to be made by investigating officers shall call for sufficiently detailed information to disclose with reference to a traffic accident the cause, the conditions then existing and the persons and vehicles involved.

B. An accident report required to be made in writing shall be made on the appropriate form approved by the department and shall contain all of the information required in the form unless it is not available.

C. The department shall modify the written accident report form in conjunction with state and local law enforcement agencies, engineering agencies and emergency medical service organizations.