Traffic Accident Response

  • Michelle Gonzales
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#187 by Michelle Gonzales
Traffic Accident Response was created by Michelle Gonzales

Here are some instructions to follow if and when you are involved in an incident.

Some are obvious, other maybe not.

  • Keep accident from getting worse - Put on your flashing lights then get out your Emergency Warning Devices - Seconds Count!
  • If anyone is hurt - Call 911 or send for Ambulance and Police at once.  Stay on the line with dispatcher.  Try to find out victim information: conscious and breathing? Complaint of injury? Age?
  • Call the fire department if there is the slightest possibility of fire.
  • Keep a level head.  Do not argue or make any statement as to who is at fault.
  • Give out no information except:  Your name, name of your company and address, and state tag registration number.  Show your drivers license if requested.
  • Do not leave scene of accident until justified in doing so.  If possible, do not move your vehicle until Police arrive.
  • Get names of witnesses - Ask them to sign a card regardless of who is apparently at fault.  Write down license plate numbers of cars at scene.
  • Complete an accident report even if the accident seems trivial or no contact was made.  This is the best way to protect yourself and your company.
  • Notify your supervisor or company office.
  • Make sure your report is complete and accurate; turn it in immediately to your Company and/or claims representative of your company‚Äôs insurance carrier.

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