AUTO ACCIDENT BROCHURE–WHAT TO DO AT THE SCENE
STOP your car at or near the accident scene. CALL the police if anyone is hurt or dies. Also, call the police if any vehicle is so badly damaged that it must be towed. GET the following information from the other driver or drivers involved in the accident: a) Names and addresses b) Telephone numbers c) Driver’s license numbers d) Registration numbers e) Their insurance company names and policy numbers GET the names and addresses of: a) People involved in the accident b) Witnesses of the accident c) Insured people RENDER AID: Pennsylvania law requires the driver of any vehicle involved in an accident
Driver error is estimated to cause approximately 95% of all car accidents. Alcohol is involved in approximately 1/3 of all accidents. The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that more than 1/4 of all auto accidents are caused by distracted driving. This estimate may be very low because of the driver reluctance to admit distraction, lack of witnesses inside the vehicle, lack of cell phone usage records by police and the large number of distractions available to a driver inside their motor vehicle. In five seconds of texting at 55 miles per hour, a car travels the length of a football field.