Vehicle Accidents

Car Accident photo

Any crash involving the operation of a VCU vehicle that results in bodily injury or property damage of any kind, regardless of extent, can be classified as an accident. 

Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to supporting and promoting the safe, responsible and prudent operation of all university owned, leased or rented vehicles. Because vehicle operations are essential to the services provided by many of the university’s departments, achieving the goal of preventing motor vehicle accidents requires a university‚Äźwide commitment to the departmental and individual responsibilities and procedures as set forth in the VCU Vehicle Accident Prevention and Safety Policy.

VCU Fleet Management no longer visits the accident scenes in order to administer accident reporting paperwork. We will, however, source any estimates and coordinate repairs for fleet vehicles through our repair facility. 


Important Information:

Auto Liability 3rd Party Reporting

The Commonwealth of Virginia is self-insured. If you would like to assert a claim you may gather together all of your supporting documents and submit your claim (along with all details of the incident) to:

Department of Treasury, Division of Risk Management
Post Office Box 1879
Richmond, VA 23218-1879

Once this office receives all of the necessary information they will review the matter and give it settlement consideration.

Automobile Loss Notice Form


State Police Emergency Telephone Numbers

Cellular: Emergency #77

Administrative Headquarters, Richmond, 24-hour response: 804-674-2000

Emergency TDD: 1-800-553-3144

Emergency TDD (Voice): 1-800-552-9965

Division 1 (Central Virginia): Emergency Toll-Free: 1-800-552-9965

Division 2 (Culpeper): Emergency Toll-Free: 1-800-572-2260

Division 3 (Appomattox): Emergency Toll-Free: 1-800-552-0962

Division 4 (Wytheville): Emergency Toll-Free: 1-800-542-8716

Division 5 (Hampton Roads): Emergency Toll-Free: 1-800-582-8350

Division 6 (Salem-Roanoke): Emergency Toll-Free: 1-800-542-5959

Division 7 (Northern Virginia): Emergency Toll-Free: 1-800-572-4510