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Report an accident involving a public service vehicle (PSV)

You must report an accident involving a public service vehicle (PSV) if there are fatalities, serious injuries or serious damage.

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Accident reporting form for PSVs

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Details

Use this form to report an accident or incident involving a PSV to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

You must report:

  • fatalities
  • serious injuries (such as broken bones, damage to major organs or overnight hospitalisation)
  • allegations of a safety defect
  • serious damage as a result of the incident (such as major body or mechanical component damage, which needs specialist recovery and the vehicle being taken out of service to be repaired)
  • a vehicle catching fire

You must also send a report if the police tell you to.

How to send the form

  1. Download and fill in the report form.

  2. Save the report form on your computer.

  3. Email the form to reo@dvsa.gov.uk.

What happens next

DVSA will tell you if:

  • the vehicle needs to be inspected before it’s repaired
  • they need to carry out an operator visit
Published 21 August 2014
Last updated 11 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated with the latest version of the report form.
  2. Updated email address to send the form to.
  3. First published.