Immediate steps after an accident
Firstly, check you and your passengers are ok, don’t panic and try to stay calm – making rush decisions or scrambling out of the car without knowing what’s happened around you could cause more harm.
Switch the engine off and take a look around and assess the damage. If someone is hurt or vehicles are blocking the road, then you’ll need to call the police and an ambulance. It’s important to stay calm– the main priority is to stay safe and minimise further damage.
All car accidents should be reported to the police within 24 hours, if you don’t you could be fined, given points on your licence or even end up disqualified.
If the other driver does not have insurance, always notify the police – it’s against the law to drive without car insurance.