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.
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