What to do in the event of a car accident

The following guide will help you know what to do in the event of an accident.

Stop at the Scene

You should always stop at the scene of an accident and, should any injuries have occurred, inform the Police as soon as possible. If anybody is seriously injured, do not attempt to move them. You may also try to inform other traffic or summon assistance with this if required.

Never Admit accidentLiability

By admitting liability you may invalidate your insurance.

Exchange Details

Take a note of driver and car details of all parties involved. You should record their name, address, telephone number, insurance details, vehicle details and the extent of any vehicle damage. You may also wish to take photographs of the damage and positions of the vehicles using a smartphone or camera.


If there were any witnesses to the incident, you should take their details too. Be quick, as they may be tempted to leave the scene if it was only a minor collision.

Take Accident Details

You should note the time, date and location of the accident as well as any other contributory factors such as the traffic flow situation, weather, visibility etc. Detail approximate speeds of the vehicles and positions of all parties involved including any witnesses. If you can, make a sketch of the road layout and scene or again use a phone or camera to take photographs.


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