My family/friend is overdue and I'm worried about them. Can you tell me if they were in an accident?
Unfortunately, Police Department dispatchers will seldom be able to advise if your overdue friend or loved one has been involved in an accident. Dispatchers handle vehicle accidents 24 hours per day, 7 day per week and there are just too many to be able to quickly identify each and every accident which has occurred. In addition, dispatch does not record the names of the individuals involved - only the vehicle descriptions and if they were towed. Detailed information is taken by the Officer on the scene and dispatch does not have immediate access to that data.

Another problem is the accident could have occurred anywhere along the expected route of your overdue person, usually overlapping several jurisdictions which would have responded to the accident.

We suggest that you call area hospitals and see if they have been admitted. This is a more effective way of finding out if someone has been injured in a local accident.

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