Understanding Georgia Motor Vehicle Crash Report Codes
In nearly all situations, the chance of surviving a car crash greatly increases if you aren’t ejected from the vehicle. That means that seat belts and other measures to keep you in place are generally a good idea every time you get in the car.
The Georgia Motor Vehicle Crash Report tracks whether a driver or passenger is ejected from a vehicle during a car accident by creating a specific “ejection” section on the report.
Ejection Codes on the Georgia Crash Report
Because of the potentially severe injuries that can be caused by ejection from a motor vehicle due to an impact, police will indicate whether a driver or passenger has been ejected from the car by using the following codes:
- 1 – Not Ejected
- 2 – Trapped
- 3 – Totally Ejected
- 4 – Partially Ejected
- 5 – Not Applicable
There are situations where indicating whether an ejection occurred simply does not apply to a situation, but these circumstances are rare. They may apply when someone was not in a vehicle when the accident occurred, such as pedestrians or bicyclists. The “not applicable” code was added in 2018 to account for those situations.
Getting Help with Your Car Accident Case
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