After car accident safety tips

Car crash - safety measures

1. Do not move anyone injured in the collision — you may aggravate their injuries.

2. Do not stand in between two vehicles or behind the vehicle to inspect damage, as your safety could be jeopardized.

3. If your vehicle is drivable, there are no serious injuries and the area is safe, move your vehicle to the side of the road, out of traffic.

4. Be aware that failure to protect your vehicle from further damage after the incident, as far as reasonably possible, may limit the compensation provided by your insurance company. This is good insurance advice.

An exception:

In cases where there is a serious injury or a suspected impaired driver, vehicles need to remain where they are so the collision scene can be investigated.

If your vehicle is not drivable, turn on your hazard lights, or use cones, warning triangles or flares. All passengers should get out of the vehicle and walk to a safe place if they are not seriously injured.