If you would like to request collision data complete the Request for Collision Data form (pursuant to Public Information Release of Collision Data Policy Statement P 2021.00)(pdf 492 kb). You may complete the report online (See Instructions below), then mail to:
Collision Data and Analysis Branch
PO Box 47381
Olympia, WA 98504-7381
Fax: (360) 570-2449
The collision data includes:
Under Section 409 of Title 23 of the United States Code, any collision data furnished is prohibited from use in any litigation against state, tribal or local government that involves the location(s) mentioned in the collision data.
Yes. WSDOT maintains records for collisions on all public roadways in the state. This includes Interstate highways, US highways, State highways, county roads and city streets.
There are no restrictions on who can request the data.
Records for collisions occuring on Interstate, US or State highways are available from 1998 to present, while data for county road and city street collisions are available from 2001 to the present.
The Police Traffic Collision Report (PTCR) submitted by officers and the Vehicle Collision Report (VCR) submitted by citizens were both used as the source data for many years. The PTCR was normally the source of approximately 90% of the finalized collision records with the remaining approximate 10% attributed to the VCR. However, effective January 1, 2009, only the PTCR is used for the reporting of collision data; reports submitted by citizens are no longer used.
Please provide as much information as possible describing the location for which you want the collision data. This could be a specific intersection or stretch of roadway, or a larger area, such as all collisions within a city or county. In addition, if there are any special factors you wish to use to limit the search, such as only collisions involving alcohol, these factors need to be included in your request. Finally, please provide your complete address and phone number so that we may contact you if we need additional clarification to fulfill your request.
In areas where you supply text, click on the line where you would like to fill in the information. A cursor will appear. When the cursor is blinking, start typing.
When you are done filling in a field, click the tab button to move to the next field.
In an area where you would normally place check marks, place your cursor over the area and a pointer (hand with pointed finger) will appear. A single mouse click will place a check mark in the check box. If you click the check box again, the check mark will disappear.
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