|In the event that you are involved in a traffic crash,
the first matter of importance is the safety of everyone
involved. Try to have as much information as possible
to provide when you call 911. Below are some very
important questions that will help everyone involved if
answered during the initial call for help.
1. Are there
are any injuries? If so, how many people are hurt?
3. Is anyone trapped or disabled from escaping danger?
2. Are there any hazards such as leaking fluids, smoke,
fire or blocked traffic lanes?
3. What is the nearest intersection, mile marker or
4. How many vehicles are involved?
Have your driver's license, insurance card, and
registration card ready for the first responders. They
will also need the names, ages, and addresses of all your
passengers and where they were seated in your vehicle.
If the crash is on a busy street or highway and the
involved vehicles are drivable, it may be safest to move
them out of the roadway. As well everyone should stay
away from the traffic lane as much as possible to avoid
being struck by a passing vehicles.
If the crash is not on a public street or highway and
there is no significant property damage or injuries, there
may be no need to file a report with the
police department. However, you are still legally
required to provide your vehicle, driver, and insurance
information to anyone involved in the crash and to anyone
with property damage resulting from the crash. If you
are unsure as to whether or not you need to file a crash
report don't hesitate to call us and ask 304-348-8111.