Accidents - what to do when an accident occurs
in every 8 motorists will be involved in an accident each year. Follow our
Don't leave the scene
You are required by law to give your insurance details to any other parties
involved in the accident. If the vehicles are damaged to the extent they cannot
be driven, move them off the road if possible.
for medical assistance if required
Provide basic first aid but do not move an injured person unless you possess
medical or lifesaving expertise.
the Police if required
In the event of a serious accident that cannot be resolved, call a law
enforcement officer. Give details of any injuries. Record the officers name,
badge number and police station details.
Take careful notes of the following.
- Date and time of the accident
- Location of the accident
- Weather and road conditions
- Direction and speed you and the other parties
- Brief description of how the accident
- Other Parties Details including names,
addresses and telephone numbers of all occupants of all vehicles involved
and any eyewitnesses.
- License Plate
If possible take photographs of the scene of the
accident. An inexpensive disposable camera can be stored in the glove
compartment for this purpose.