Skip Ribbon Commands Skip to main content
 
     
 
 
News & Resources Safety at Work Safety at Home Safety on the Road Products & Training NSC Congress & Expo Find NSC Near You
 
      NSC HOME > News & Resources > Resources > What to Do When You Are Involved in a Car Crash      
 
What to Do When You Are Involved in a Car Crash

What to Do When You Are Involved in a Car Crash

One in every eleven drivers will be involved in a motor vehicle crash this year, according to the National Safety Council. That may mean you! Are you prepared? Would you know what to do and what questions to ask? Since most people are reasonably upset after a crash, the National Safety Council offers this list of 11 easy steps to remember.

  1. Stop your vehicle if it is clear, safe and legal.

  2. Move the vehicle out of the traveled roadway, if it is clear, safe and legal. (In some states it is against the law to move the vehicle from the place where the crash occurred. Know the ordinance in your area.)

  3. Turn off the ignitions of the cars involved.

  4. Make a first aid check of all persons involved in the crash.

  5. Call the police and, if necessary, emergency medical services.

  6. Mark the scene of the crash with retroreflective triangles.

  7. Gather the names of all persons in the motor vehicles and people who witnessed the crash.

  8. Make a quick diagram of where the vehicle occupants were seated and indicate the vehicles' direction of travel and lane. Also note the date, time and weather conditions.

  9. Ask to see the other driver's license and write down the number.

  10. Exchange insurance company information. Do not discuss "fault" or make statements about the crash to anyone but the police.

  11. Get a copy of the police report of the crash from the local precinct.
 
 
Share
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
  CONTACT US: 1121 Spring Lake Drive Itasca, IL 60143-3201     info@nsc.org     1-800-621-7615  
Disclaimer & Privacy Policy      About Us      Careers      Sitemap      Contact Us     
Instant SSL Certificate Secure Site

McAfee Secure sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams