What To Do In The Event Of An Accident

If you have an accident

On the roads of the UK more than 3000 people die a year in car crashes – and more than 30,000 suffer serious injuries.

Even a minor road collision can be extremely scary and stressful. So here is some advice we hope will help you if you are involved in an accident, both at the scene of the crash and the aftermath.

Practical Advice

The Law

Not all traffic collisions need to be reported. In most minor incidents the crash can be dealt with by a simple exchange of details between the various people involved.

The Road Traffic Act (1988) states that when involved in an accident that causes injury or damage to any person, vehicle, animal or property, then you must stop to give your name, address and the vehicle registration number to anybody who has reasonable grounds to require them.


If involved in a serious accident try to immediately assess how many casualties there are and the seriousness of their injuries. Find out if anybody is trapped and if there is any risk of fire. Always try to find somebody qualified in first aid to assist until paramedics arrive. If there is no one trained in first aid then you should try to help the most seriously injured people, usually in this order:

If you are involved in a car accident and cause any damage to your vehicle then come to Car Bodyguard in Havant for the best service in many repair jobs including, scratch repair, wheel repair, bumper repair and accident damage repair!

Please note that these tips are meant for general guidance. We recommend that you learn effective first aid techniques by attending a formal course of instruction. First aid training courses are offered by organisations such as The Red Cross and the St John Ambulance

Posted in: Accident Advice

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