You should be fine. Follow up with IDOT
Stephen L. Hoffman
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The Illinois Motorist Reports outlines the requirement on the report. Even if it is determined that no report is to be sent in, depending on circumstances, you might consider completing same. Injuries and claims often result when at first review none is likely. There can be consequences to failing to complete such a form. The value of the property damage may vary and the value may exceed the amount. Consider consulting with an attorney in your location for a complete review promptly.
It DOES need to be completed. You were correct to file a police report but do not think that the insurance company will not eventually be aware of the accident, whether you tell them or not.
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If damages are in excess of $500.00, then an Illinois Motorist Report needs to be filed. Whether there are injury claims filed, that will be determined later, but the answer appears to be yes based upon the ankle injury. Whether the other driver and passenger file claims is to be determined but not uncommon. I would file a report.
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