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Accident Procedures

WHAT TO DO IF YOU'RE IN AN ACCIDENT:

Call 911 if you or any person involved in an accident is injured, if there is severe damage to any vehicle or if traffic is blocked as a result of the accident.

University Vehicles

If you're driving a vehicle owned by the University, follow established procedures:

  • Know how to respond if you are in an accident.
  • Claims involving University Vehicles must be filed within 24 hours. Follow procedures to report vehicle accidents or damage and complete an Accident Report.
    • Insurance for University vehicles is managed by Purchasing and Risk Services. For insurance questions, contact:
      • Quyen Levan, Insurance and Risk Analyst: Call (949) 824-3257 or email qlevan@uci.edu.
    • Police Reports cannot be submitted in place of Accident Reports, but may be included as supporting documentation.
  • Fleet Services manages repairs for all University vehicles. Notify us of any accident or incident involving your University vehicle:
    • Rohan Sos, Auto Shop Supervisor: Call (949) 824-3158 or email rsos@uci.edu.
    • Fleet Services Office: Call (949) 824-5535 or email fleet@uci.edu.

Fleet Services Rental Vehicles

If you're driving a rental vehicle owned by Fleet Services:

  • Contact us at (949) 824-5535 or email fleet@uci.edu. Provide a detailed message if After-Hours.
  • Submit an Accident Report directly to Fleet Services.
    • Police Reports cannot be submitted in place of Accident Reports, but may be included as supporting documentation.
  • Request alternate transportation, if necessary.

Vendor-Owned Rental Vehicles

If you're driving a rental vehicle owned by an outside vendor (obtained through Fleet Services):

  • Contact the vendor directly. Vendors have their own procedures for accidents, including submitting information to their insurance provider.
    • Contact information for vendors can be found on your copy of the contract, and on the bright yellow placard provided by Fleet Services.
  • Complete the vendor's Accident Report.
    • Submit a copy of the completed report to Fleet Services.
    • Police Reports cannot be submitted in place of Accident Reports, but may be included as supporting documentation.
  • Arrange for alternate transportation, if necessary.

SAFETY NOTE:

Using a phone without a hands-free device & texting while driving is illegal. The University discourages the use of electronic devices while driving.

UCI Transportation and Distribution Services
200 Public Services Building
Irvine, CA 92697-4525
Phone: (949) 824-7275      Fax: (949) 824-2387
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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