Reporting Vehicle Accidents

You must take the following steps if you are in a motor vehicle accident involving a University-leased vehicle.

1. No matter how minor the accident, stop immediately and investigate.

2. Prevent another accident. Make sure a light or similar signaling device is placed to warn oncoming traffic.

3. Contact the nearest police department or 911 in the event that the accident involves injury or irreparable damage to any vehicle involved.

4. Contact campus police if the accident occurred on or near campus.

University of Pittsburgh Police Department  Contact Information
Oakland (412) 624-2121
Bradford (814) 368-3211
Greensburg (724) 836-9865
Johnstown  (814) 269-7005
Titusville  (814) 827-4488

5. Record the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of as many witnesses as you can. Also, write down the license plate number of any vehicles present at the time.

6. All accidents or incidents involving University vehicles/drivers and University business rentals must be reported. Complete and email a University Vehicle Accident Report Form (note: form must be opened, filled out, and signed using Adobe Acrobat), including photos of both vehicles' damage, within 24-48 hours to:

Note: Athletics WOS Dealership vehicles, UPPD Motorcycles, and Regional Campuses may have another contact for managing vehicle repairs.

Contact University of Pittsburgh Police or Regional Campus Security when accidents occur on or near campus at the time of the accident. In the event an accident involves injury or death of any person, or damage to any vehicle where it cannot be driven, immediately contact the nearest Police Department.

Use of personal vehicles are discouraged by University policy, and the driver’s personal insurance is primary.

7. With the exception of the police, first responders, and insurance representatives, refrain from giving information concerning the accident to anyone. Provide identifying information to the other party involved, but do not assume responsibility. 

8. In addition to this automobile accident reporting process, injuries sustained by University employees while on University business must be reported to Workpartners at 1 (800) 633-1197.



Employees with Automobile claims may be required to take additional Driver Safety training.

This session can be accessed through EduRisk’s Learning Portal.

At the site, scroll down to register and follow the appropriate prompts concerning obtaining a password.

Once you have successfully logged into the site, there are several trainings offered, which are listed in alphabetical order. Tab to the right to find the Driver Safety session.

This training course takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. It shares tips for proper preparation, good driving habits, and eliminating distractions. There is an examination at the end of the course, which requires at least 80% response accuracy to pass.