6 things to do when you are involved in a car crash

You are driving in your vehicle minding your own business when you suddenly hear a crash. This could happen to anyone at anytime.

Most people automatically switch to panic mode when they find themselves involved in a car crash.

It is a traumatic experience and even experienced drivers find themselves doing things they should not do.

Automobile Association spokesperson Layton Beard shares tips on what to do if you find yourself in a similar situation.

According to Beard, it is important to make sure your vehicle is always insured. About 35% of cars on our roads are insured which means about 65 % aren't, he says.

If you are involved in a car crash, here is what to do:

  • Stay calm, pull onto the side of the road and get out of the car. Start assessing the damage.

  • Exchange all information with the other party.

  • Record the exact accident location (name of the street, the brand of the other vehicle/s involved).

  • Take photographs with your cell phone if possible.

  • See if there are any witnesses and get their details.

  • Make sure you call the police or go to the police station and get a case number for insurance purposes.

To hear the rest of the interview, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : 6 things to do when you are involved in a car crash


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