What To Do If You Are In An Accident…

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What should I do if I am involved in an accident?

Be prepared! Download our complementary form, fill it in and keep in your vehicle in case you ar eever in an accident - image

Be prepared! Download our complementary form, fill it in and keep in your vehicle in case you are ever in an accident.

If you are a driver who has been in a motor vehicle accident you are legally required to:

  1. Stop immediately
  2. Provide your license and vehicle details to Police and to the drivers of any other vehicles involved
  3. Dial 000 to call Police and Ambulance if anyone is injured or deceased
  4. Give assistance to anyone who is injured
  5. Protect the area to reduce the chance of another crash occurring

When should I call the Police?

Police must attend a motor vehicle accident when:

  • A person is killed or injured
  • Damage in excess of $500 is caused to property other than the vehicle/s concerned
  • A driver fails to stop and exchange particulars
  • A driver is believed to be under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs
  • A vehicle is required to be towed away.

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What to do if Police are not required at a minor accident

If Police are not required because the motor vehicle accident was minor you are still legally required to:

  1. Provide your name, address, registration number and the name of the vehicle’s owner to other people involved in the crash.
  2. Obtain the other driver’s details and record on this downloadable form.
  3. Complete a P5 collision report at the Police Station nearest to the crash. Delays in the processing of insurance claims can be avoided by completing this report at the Police Station within 24 hours of the accident.
  4. Remove all debris such as broken glass from the road.

Download and print this form in case of accident

* Only applies if our recommended towing contractor is used.

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