Atlanta police won’t respond to car wrecks if no one’s hurt

Aug 26, 2020 | News

Involved in a car crash within Atlanta city limits? Unless you’re injured, you can no longer count on Atlanta police to respond.

“This puts the onus squarely on the driver,” said Bruce Hagen, an Atlanta attorney specializing in automobile accidents for the last 35 years.

The policy change came with little fanfare. A notice was posted here Thursday. The Atlanta 311 site is a customer-based information portal for city services with 1,866 Facebook followers.

The change was made, the Atlanta Police Department said, “To protect the health and safety of our staff and customers, and to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19.” Drivers involved in non-injury accidents are instructed to complete a SR-13 form, used in the past for accidents on private property.

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