If you’re involved in a collision in which your car is severely damaged, you must immediately report the accident to the police. If you can do so safely, move your vehicle off the road and out of the line of traffic. Turn on your hazard lights or use cones or warning triangles if you have them.

You should record as many details of the accident as you can while the incident is still fresh in your mind, including:

  • The date, time and location of the accident.

  • The make, model and license plate number of all vehicles involved in the accident.

  • The name, address, phone number, email address and insurance information of all drivers involved in the accident, as well as contact information for any witnesses on the scene.


Other helpful tips are:

  • Print off this Motor Vehicle Accident Form and keep in your glove box for use in case of an accident.

  • Contact your insurance company as soon as possible, certainly within 24 hours of the incident, to report the accident and get further instruction as to their claim procedures.

  • Don’t admit to any responsibility for the accident at the scene, even if you believe you were at fault. Simply describe the events that happened as objectively and truthfully as possible. It is up to the police and your insurance company to determine who is at fault based on a set of fault determination rules.

What to do at the scene of an accident

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