Emily Chung: Mummy Mechanic


Car Accident: Worried You Didn't Get Enough Info?

What You Need To Get At The Scene

After my last post about what to do after a car accident, I received questions about what information is relevant to take down at the scene. FineLine Collision provides a Collision Handbook to their clients that lists what should be (at the very least) recorded at the scene. 

Other driver information:
  • Name, address, and phone number
  • Driver's license number, province, and expiry date
  • Insurance company and policy number
Other vehicle information:
  • License plate, make, model, and year of car
  • Registered owner name and their address and phone number
Accident details:
  • Date and time of accident
  • Weather conditions
  • Name and badge number of police officer (if applicable)
  • Location of accident and municipality
Draw a diagram of the accident, noting direction of travel and positions of vehicles. If possible, have signatures of both parties' recollection of events on your diagram. 
Don't forget to ask for contact information from witnesses of the accident, too. 
As we all know, accidents happen. Print a copy of this post and keep it in your glovebox. It'll be one more thing you can do to be prepared, just in case.