The insurance thread had me and my other half talking. We have both been told different things by the police about what you have to do if you have an accident.
I was rear ended about four years ago. Someone I work with told me I had to report it within 24 hours. I went and reported it and the policeman said that was the case, and if the other driver didn't also go and report it they would be in trouble.
My partner a couple of years ago clipped a car in his truck. He went to the police to report it and they told him it didn't have to be reported unless the damage was at least (something like) $5k worth of damage. They wouldn't accept a report from him.
It seems from the insurance thread that the op's son was also told he should have reported it.
So does anyone know, is it actually law?