What should you do immediately after a car accident?
However minor you think the incident is, you must stop. Failure to do so is an offence.
Switch off your engine.
Turn on your hazard warning lights to warn other drivers and road users.
Identify your location.
- Someone is injured
- A driver directly involved fails to stop
- A driver directly involved refuses to exchange details
- If the vehicles are in a dangerous position on the road
What to do after a car accident?
If it is safe for them to do so, uninjured people should move away from the immediate area of the accident and find a safe location to stand.