If you are involved
in a collision, follow these steps (Continued):
- If the vehicles cannot be
moved, protect the scene by setting up flares, reflective
triangles or raising your hood.
- Move your car out of the roadway
to a safer place where you can get the names, license
numbers and insurance company information of all drivers
- Don't discuss the cause or
fault of drivers to anyone other than the police.
- Prepare a simple accident
scene sketch depicting where the vehicles and occupants
came to rest. Also include notes about weather conditions,
date, time and what happened leading up to the incident.
- A copy of the pollice report
will be available for you to review at your local
precint. Be sure and tell the investigating officer
all you can recall at the scene. If you belive something
is incorrect or missing on the report, the officer's
name and badge number will be listed.
- If you hit an unattended vehicle,
locate the driver or write a note with your name and
address explaining what happened.