WHAT TO DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT CHECKLIST


IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE ACCIDENT

Stop!  It is illegal not to

Turn off engine

Turn of hazard warning lights

Check for injuries of yourself and any passengers

In the case of a minor collision without injuries note down the details for any future injury claim from other people involved

Remain calm and do not get angry or aggressive

Do not apologise or accept liability until all the facts are known


WHEN TO CALL THE POLICE

Call police ambulance and other emergency services if anyone is injured or the road is blocked

Always call the police if the other driver leaves the scene or you suspect they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs  Also if you suspect the other driver of causing the accident on purpose

Always notify the police of an accident within 24 hours so the details are kept on file for future reference


EXCHANGING DETAILS WITH THE OTHER DRIVER

You need to exchange the following details if the accident has caused damage or injury

Name and address

Insurance details 

Details of passengers

Details of any witnesses

Details of registered keeper of vehicles if not the driver

If a foreign lorry is involved note down the numbers on the lorry and its trailer as well as the company information


DETAILS TO RECORD OF THE ACCIDENT

The make model registration number and colour of both vehicles

The time and the date of the accident

What the driving weather and road conditions were

Details of damage to both vehicles

Details of any other vehicles or property damaged

Details of any injuries to drivers, passengers and any pedestrians

The names and contact details of drivers passengers witnesses or anyone else involved in the accident

Take pictures if possible of the scene of the accident, the position of the vehicles and damage caused

If no other person was involved in the accident but damage has been caused to a vehicle or property always leave a note






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