Details and information you’ll need to collect after an accident
If another vehicle has been involved, you’ll need to exchange details. Make sure you note:
- The registration of the other vehicle or vehicles
- The name, address and phone number of the other driver or drivers, and any witnesses
- The insurance details of the other driver or drivers involved. If the other driver doesn’t have insurance, you must notify the police – it’s against the law in the UK to drive without car insurance
- The time and date of the accident.
Take photos of the accident scene and any injuries sustained – you might not remember all the details and they’ll help to back up your claim.
If the person driving the other vehicle isn’t the registered owner, ask who is and find out their contact details.
If you’ve hit a parked vehicle and the owner can’t be identified, leave your details somewhere visible, such as on the windscreen.