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DOWNEY -- Traffic collision reports are now available online, eliminating the need to visit the Downey Police Department.
The police department has contracted with LexisNexis to make accident reports available through a secure online website.
Anyone involved in a traffic collision within Downey city limits can order a copy of their report at ecrash.lexisnexis.com. Customer assistance is available at (888) 215-2771.
There is also a link to the LexisNexis website at downeypd.org (click on "Overview" and then "Department Services").
Traffic collision reports can still be obtained in person at the police station or via mail for $15. Reports obtained through LexisNexis carry an additional $7 convenience fee.
"In the past, requests for copies of traffic collision reports had to be made in person at the Downey Police Department or via mail," said Lt. Scott Loughner of the Downey Police Department. "We expect the new automated process with LexisNexis to make obtaining collision reports less time consuming and more convenient for the public and insurance companies."