Understanding Georgia Motor Vehicle Crash Report Codes
The Georgia Motor Vehicle Crash Report you are given after an accident will indicate whether any passenger or driver was taken to the hospital or another medical facility after the crash. This is listed as a simple yes/no numeric code under the “Taken for Treatment” section.
If the Taken for Treatment section is filled in with the number one, it means that the individual was immediately transported to the doctor — but that immediate transport doesn’t have to be in an ambulance or another emergency vehicle. Instead, it can be something as simple as another person taking you to the hospital. But, it must occur right away to be noted on the report, and you need to make sure that the officer knows about it. If you go to the doctor later that date or the following day, for example, the report likely won’t be altered.
Codes and Notation for “Taken for Treatment” on the Georgia Crash Report
The Georgia Crash Report has only two codes regarding “taken for treatment.” These include:
- 1 – Yes
- 2 – No
Whether you are taken for treatment will determine if the officer needs to answer some additional follow up questions as well, including:
- Where the injured person was taken for treatment
- Who transported the injured person to the hospital, including whether you were taken by ambulance
- The time that Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was notified of the injured person
- The time that EMS arrived at the scene
- The time that the injured person arrived at the hospital
If you are unsure whether you need medical help after a car accident, it’s always a good idea to err on the side of going to the doctor.
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