Role of the Division
Because the safety of motorists on our city streets is a top priority, Westlake Police Department dedicates a special unit to the thorough investigation of vehicular accidents. The Accident Investigation Unit (AIU) is comprised of 5 police officers trained in motor vehicle accident investigation, 3 of whom are accident reconstructionists.
This unit studies vehicle dynamics, pedestrian accidents, articulated vehicle (motorcycle and semi-truck) accidents, occupant kinematics, vehicular homicide and low-speed impact crashes, among others.
The unit responds to all fatal accidents, any accident where the injuries indicate that a fatality is likely to occur, and any other accident where the facts and circumstances indicate that AIU expertise is warranted.
The Westlake Police Department is pleased to offer you online access to recent accident reports.