You’re Involved in a Collision

If you are involved in a collision, you MUST stop. Hit and runs are illegal and can lead to jail time or a hefty fine. Here is what you should do if you are involved in a collision:

Pull off the road: If you are able to, pull your vehicle out of the way of traffic and to the side of the road or into a parking lot. If there is any gas spills or other chemicals, do not use flares to warn others.

First Aid: Yours and others safety is the most important before any information is exchanged, take care of any injuries or call 911 if needed. It is necessary to know where the first aid kits are in vehicles and be prepared to act on any injury in an instance.

Exchange ID: Exchange your drivers license number, insurance policy number, registration information and address with anyone who was involved in the collision. If the collision involves a company vehicle, inform your employer. If any media arrives at the scene do not approach them and do not involve yourself with conflict with others.

Get the Facts: Make sure to get all the contact information of the witnesses, if there are any. With a fresh mind, write down any information and record the accident. If you can sketch the scene and include all this information reports to the police, your employer and insurance company.