Accident Reports

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Crash Reports

The Elwood Police Department uses state-of-the-art technology for traffic crash reporting. The innovative software enables the police department to better serve our community. The program has allowed the Elwood Police to fully automate our accident reporting process from beginning to end, resulting in cost savings, more effective information sharing and enhanced investigation capabilities.

In our continuing effort to improve the processing and delivery of crash reports. LexisNexis will be managing and distributing reports for our department via the internet.

Going forward, crash reports will be available for your convenience online. To obtain a copy of a crash report, please go to


Illinois statute (625 ILCS 5/11-408) requires that crash reports be submitted to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) “…within 10 days after investigation of the motor vehicle accident.” You may complete the Illinois Motorist Report online at