Mobile Capture & Reporting
Creating a crash report in MCR
to MCR using your Userid and Password.
F2 Reports then F3 New.
wizard to setup the parameters of the report.
Driver’s Information Exchange (F7) to allow the involved parties to clear the
the remaining portions of the crash report in the order of your choice,
validate your report, and submit your crash report for approval (F10).
Driver Information Exchange
- The minimal amount of information needed on the crash
report in order to allow the involved parties to clear the scene. This
information can be filled out by completing the highlighted fields or the
- Driver Information exchange includes: Date of crash,
agency crash report number, location of crash, driver/vehicle/owner
information, insurance information, and motorist report number.
Retrieving an updateable version of the crash report/
- If you are the originating officer of the report, you can
update your report at any time, even if the report has been submitted for
- Login to MCR, choose F2 reports then F11 search. Search
for the report and retrieve it. Then go to F10 Retrieve and choose
“Retrieve (updateable version)”.
- If the report you retrieve has already been approved, this
will be a supplemental. Make your changes and submit the report for
Importing vehicles and people into the crash report
F4 Import. From the vehicle/person tab choose “New Query” and run the vehicle
and persons involved.
the vehicle tab, select the vehicle, choose vehicle under import, select the
appropriate unit number and choose Update. Note: If you choose Add,
another unit will be added.
import persons, choose the person tab and following the same procedure above.
Locating a crash
The Location Tool is used by
clicking on Locate (F3) in the Tool Bar. Utilizing the Location Tool will
allow the user to locate the crash with 2005 NAVTEQ data for more accuracy.
the location section of the crash report, use the drop down menus to verify
and/or select the appropriate county and city/township where the crash
the Locate (F3) Button on the Toolbar to display the MCR Location Tool. Use the plus (+) sign or
numbers to the left to zoom into the crash location.
the Locate Crash Button. Click on the plus (+) sign (or number in red) to
activate the On Roadway or Off Roadway buttons. Select either
the On Roadway or Off Roadway button.
your mouse pointer or stylus pen (touch screen) on the crash location and left
click to select the appropriate roadway or area off the roadway. After the
crash location is selected a pop up identifies the location.
OK if everything is correct or edit the information for your agency and then
click ok. Once OK is selected you will return to the crash report and the
location information will be completed for you. In addition, the MCR software
will have figured the GPS coordinates automatically based on the location of
Adding/Deleting units, passengers, witnesses, property
damage, or citations
- To add/delete a section in the crash report, click on the
appropriate button to the left of the crash report. From the dialog box that
appears, you can choose to either add or delete the section.
- To add a passenger, click on the unit button to the left of the
crash report, then choose passenger. From this dialog box you can
add/delete a passenger.
Searching for and Retrieving MCR Crash Reports for
- After a crash report is submitted, or transferred anyone
from your agency who has access to MCR has the ability to retrieve a
read-only copy. This report can be viewed and printed, but it cannot be
- Use the following procedure to print MCR Crash Reports:
Reports (F2) then choose Search (F11).
as much data as possible will limit the number of crash reports returned from a
search. Data should be entered using the tabs and data fields found in the
middle of this window. Once all data is entered click the Find Now button to
conduct the search. The crash reports meeting the search criteria entered will
be returned in the Search Results area.
Choose the crash report that you would like to view and select
the RETRIEVE button and a read-only copy of the
report will be retrieved.
- Click the Print (F9) Button on the
Toolbar and choose the Crash Report radio button to select it. Select the
number of copies desired and click the OK button to print the crash report.
Any crash report printed prior to supervisor approval will result in the
printed crash report having the words “UNOFFICIAL” printed in the upper right
hand corner of the crash report.
Crash reports with a parked vehicle
sure to always choose an option in the “Driver Type” box for both the parked
and moving vehicles. “Driver” is the best choice (even for a parked
left scene as “yes” if you do not know information about the
driver of the parked car. This allows all of the boxes within that section to
be left blank without getting errors.
collision type is always a “9 – Parked motor vehicle” when a parked
vehicle is involved.
maneuver for Unit 2 (the parked car) is “21 – Parked”.
event numbers and location for each unit is as follows:
Unit 1 - - Event “18 – Parked Vehicle”
Location “1 - On pavement (roadway)” 16
Unit 2 - - Event “11 – Motor vehicle in traffic”
Location “1 - On pavement (roadway)”
Crash reports with a fixed object collision
- Make sure that the first event is “1 - ran off road” and the location
is the right or left.
The next event is what the motorist contacted: mailbox, light post,
Crash reports involving a hit
Choose Driver for Driver Type
Choose Yes for left scene. This will allow you to leave field
blank in the driver/vehicle/owner section.