- You should first attend to the medical needs of anyone involved. Call 911 if necessary- but remember that this number is for emergencies only.
- If there are no injuries you should move your vehicle out of traffic and to the nearest safe spot.
- Notify the Department of the California Highway Patrol or the department of the city in which the collision occurred.
- Exchange information such as: driver license, vehicle registration, and insurance information with the other driver.
- Do not accept or place any blame. Your insurance company has people trained to determine who is at fault.
- Make sure to gather information from possible witnesses. If possible, you should use your smart phone to take photographs of the scene and damages or injuries.
- Write down details of the collision, such as: time of day, traffic conditions, weather conditions, and the events that led up to the collision.
Remember, vehicle collisions are not accidents!
The term “accident” implies that these collisions, deaths, and injures are unavoidable.
- Alcohol related collisions are predictable and preventable.
- Drinking and driving is the conscious choice of the driver.
- Never drink and drive or ride with someone who has been drinking.