Storm Team 4: How To Report Crashes

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MILWAUKEE - Drivers who take roads and freeways in the area will be seeing plenty of crashes during this snowstorm.

There will probably be too many crashes for police and Sheriff's deputies to be able to handle, as they will focus on the most severe ones.

A Milwaukee Police spokeswoman says that if you are involved in a crash without injuries and where both vehicles can safely leave the scene, exchange contact information and get to the nearest police station to continue the report, but call 911 only if the crash involves injuries.

Milwaukee County has set up a web site which you can find by clicking here in order to self-report a crash.

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Deputies want you to report the crash within 24 hours of the time that it happened.  Someone with the department will then contact you to investigate the crash.

However, if it is a more sever crash involving a car which cannot move, or if someone was hurt in the crash, drivers should still wait for a deputy to come to the crash scene.

If you have not reported the crash within 24 hours, the Wisconsin State Patrol wants you to click here to to print out a form which you can find by clicking here, then mail it to the State Patrol.