Per Rhode Island General Laws § 31-26 and its subsections, every motorist must stop when involved in a motor vehicle collision. When a collision does not involve injury or damage to property equal to or more than $1,000.00 (estimate), it is acceptable for motorists to exchange information without police involvement. If your insurance company requires a police report, you may file a Self-Reporting Collision Report online, preferably within 24 hours of the incident.
Reports involving collisions investigated by the South Kingstown Police Department can be obtained online through BuyCrash.com. There is a fee of $10.00 charged by the vendor.
Reports can also be requested through a request for public records (APRA) but some information may be redacted and can take up to 10 business days for you to receive the records.