Emergency Situations/Traffic Accidents


Emergency Situations/Traffic Accidents

What to Do

Action Plan to deal with Accidents
  1. Drivers should have an emergency first aid kit in the car 
  2. Cell phone to contact Police
  3. Pen and Paper to take notes
  4. Disposable camera or camera cell phone 
  5. Information on medical allergies or conditions that may require special attention if there are serious injuries.
  6. Contact numbers for law enforcement agencies
  7. Flashlight
  8. Warning triangles or emergency flares


Safety Should Be Your Number One Concern

Drivers involved in minor accidents should move vehicles to the side of the road and out of the way of oncoming traffic or busy intersections. Make sure hazard warning signals are on, turn engine off contact police.

Prior to arrival of police operators can exchange the following information:  name, address, phone number, insurance information, policy number, driver license number and license plate number for the driver and the owner of each vehicle.  If the driver’s name is different from the name on the owners’ card or insurance information establish what the relationship to the owner is. Make sure you get the names of other passengers in the vehicle.  

Make a written description of each car, including year, make, model and color.  List the exact location (street names) and if possible photograph and document the accident. Photograph damage to all vehicles including intersections and cross streets.