You do not need to report a straightforward collision to the police. These reports can be made directly to Manitoba Public Insurance. But if your collision involves any of these things, you must report it the police:
- Hospitalization because of injury. Hospitalization means admitted to hospital for ongoing care, not just treated and released from an emergency room or urgent care.
- An unlicensed driver or unregistered vehicle.
- An unidentified vehicle (e.g., hit and run). Hit and run collisions without a suspect can only be reported online.
- You failed to get the other driver's particulars.
- You suspect the other driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- A domestic animal and the owner could not be located.
You must report these types of collisions to the police within seven days. Reports can be made in person at Police Headquarters, 245 Smith St, or by telephone at 204-986-8666. Hours for in-person or telephone reporting are 8:00 am to 4:00pm, 7 days a week.
You can now file a hit & run report online. Please note: If the incident involves a pedestrian, cyclist, physical injury, known suspect, you must report in person or by telephone as indicated above.
A “Known Suspect” means that you can positively identify the driver. A license plate, description of a person, or the existence of video surveillance footage does not qualify as a “Known Suspect”.
If you spot a suspected impaired driver or a driver you believe to be putting lives in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1. Do not use social media to make these reports.