Emily Chung: Mummy Mechanic


5 Steps To Take After A Car Accident

In the aftermath of a collision

Hopefully you won't ever need to use this post because you won't have a car accident. But just in case, it's always good to know what to do in the aftermath of a collision. If you've ever been in a car accident, you may have felt overwhelmed and frustrated. There are a lot of things that run through your mind so here's a checklist, courtesy of Mina Bajric from FineLine Collision, to help you if you're involved in a collision. 

Step 1: Check to see if anybody's hurt.

Remove the vehicles from the roadway if you are able and it is safe to do so.

Step 2: Call the police to see if it is necessary to have a police officer at the scene.

In Ontario, police are required at the scene for damages that exceed $1,000. If the police are not required to come to the scene, they will direct you to the nearest Collision Reporting Centre.

Step 3: Get the information of the other driver(s) involved in the collision. 

Recall as much information as possible regarding the collision.

Step 4: Get information from witnesses.

Write this information down.

Step 5: Take your vehicle to the Collision Reporting Centre within 48 hours of the collision.

Fill out on Accident Report at the Centre. Towed vehicles MUST go directly to a Collision Reporting Centre.

DON'T let any tow-truck operator pressure you. You have the right to have your vehicle towed wherever YOU choose.

I hope these tips help you if you're ever in a collision. Drive Safely!