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One in eight is pretty high!
According to the National Safety Council, one in every eight drivers
will be involved in a motor vehicle accident this year. That may mean
you! Are you prepared? Would you know what to do and what questions to
ask?


Here is a list of 11 easy steps to remember, as compiled by the
National Safety Council:


Stop your vehicle if it is clear, safe and legal.

Move the vehicle out of the traveled roadway, if it is clear, safe and
legal. (In some states it is against the law to move the vehicle from
the place where the accident occurred. Check the ordinance in your
area.)

Turn off the ignitions of the cars involved.

Make a first aid check of all persons involved in the accident.

Call the police and, if necessary, emergency medical services.

Mark the scene of the accident with flares or retro reflective
triangles.

Gather the names* of all persons in the motor vehicles and people who
witnessed the accident.

Make a quick diagram of where the vehicle occupants were seated and
indicate the vehicles' direction of travel and lane. Also note the
date, time and weather conditions.

Ask to see the other driver's license* and write down the number.

Exchange insurance company information. DO NOT discuss "fault" or make
statements about the accident to anyone but the police.

Get a copy of the police report of the accident from the local
precinct.

Contact Highway 18 Collision to schedule drop-off of your vehicle
and for guidance with your insurance claim.

 

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