What should I do if I witnessed a car accident?

Keep Yourself Safe If You Just Saw a Car Accident.

  • Consider Calling 911 After You Witnessed an Accident.
  • If You Feel Comfortable,Offer the Accident Victims Support.
  • Stay on the Scene and Offer a Statement to Police.
  • Be Cautious as a Witness to an Accident.
  • Stay Protected from the Unexpected with Car Insurance.
  • When should you report a car accident?

    The weather and traffic conditions.

  • Any road markings or signs.
  • What happened in the accident – you could even include sketches.
  • The vehicle type,colour,make,model and registration.
  • An estimate of the speed the other vehicle was travelling at and in what direction.
  • The other car’s condition.
  • The number of passengers in the other vehicle.
  • What you must do after a car accident?

    Stop at the Scene. The Cardinal Rule is to immediately stop at the scene.

  • Move Your Car. If you can move your car,and unless there are serious injuries,pull over to the side and away from the travel lane.
  • Alert Other Drivers. As soon as you are parked off the roadway,turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights.
  • Check for Injuries.
  • What do you need to know after a car accident?

    – Full name and contact information – Insurance company and policy number – Driver’s license and license plate number – Type, color and model of vehicle – Location of accident

    What to do when you see a car accident?

    Stop the car as soon as you can – it’s against the law to drive away,no matter how minor the collision or whose fault it was

  • Switch off the engine
  • Turn your hazard lights on – this is the button with two red triangles on your centre console
  • Check yourself and then your passengers for any injuries
  • What happens when someone is killed in a car accident?

    What happens when someone is killed in a car accident? If that accident leads to the death of someone else, the driver may face criminal charges, such as for vehicular manslaughter. Not every accident that results in death, however, will leave the “at-fault” driver with criminal liability.

    When are you supposed to report a car accident?

    If you are the first person at a vehicle collision scene,pull completely off the road,away from the collision.

  • Call 9-1-1.
  • If possible,use flares or emergency triangles.
  • Help anyone who is not walking and talking.
  • Move the vehicle (s) involved out of the traffic lane if it is not disabled.