Had an accident? Here is what to do
One in eight is pretty high!
According to the National Safety Council, one in every eight
will be involved in a motor vehicle accident this year. That may
you! Are you prepared? Would you know what to do and what
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,
legal. (In some states it is against the law to move the vehicle
the place where the accident occurred. Check the ordinance in
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
Gather the names* of all persons in the motor vehicles and
witnessed the accident.
Make a quick diagram of where the vehicle occupants were seated
indicate the vehicles' direction of travel and lane. Also note
date, time and weather conditions.
Ask to see the other driver's license* and write down the
Exchange insurance company information. DO NOT discuss "fault"
statements about the accident to anyone but the police.
Get a copy of the police report of the accident from the local
Contact Highway 18 Collision to schedule drop-off of your
and for guidance with your insurance claim.