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IN CASE OF ACCIDENT

If you are ever in or have seen an accident, here are a few steps to follow.


Involved In An Accident

  • Keep calm

  • Turn on hazard lights (road flares optional) if necessary

  • Be on the look out for leaking (flammable fluids)

  • Turn vehicle off and leave it where it is

  • In severe accident (injuries) do not move vehicles

  • Move your vehicle (in minor accident) to a safe spot if you can (roadside, parking lot, etc...)

  • Injuries? Stay in your car and relax. Call for help.

  • Assist others in accident if you can (provide medical   assistance)

  • Don’t move anyone that is injured unless it is absolutely necessary

  • Assess damage to your vehicle (keep away from traffic)

  • Call 9-1-1, 0 or local police number

  • Get important info from others involved in accident:

• Name • Address • Phone number • Driver’s license number • Insurance carrier + policy number • License plates number • Make, model, colour and year of vehicle • Look for expired license, license plate and any signs of alcohol /drug use or uncertain behavior

  • Get name and badge number of police that assist

  • Call Falls Auto Body for assistance (905.354.2822) any questions or concerns (during regular business hours

  • Ask to get a copy of police report

  • Have vehicle towed/driven to a collision repair facility of your   choice

  • Write a complete description of accident: weather conditions, estimated speeds, precise information, who was wearing seat belts, etc...

  • Take photographs (damage and scene)

  • Be polite and courteous and never admit fault


Observed An Accident

  • Park your vehicle away from accident

  • Check to see if anyone is injured

  • Assist others in accident if you can (provide medical assistance)

  • Don’t move anyone that is injured unless it is absolutely necessary

  • Call 9-1-1, be prepared to answer questions

  • Location of accident

  • How many people need help

  • Turn on hazard lights (road flares optional) if necessary

  • Turn vehicle off and leave it where it is, leave the scene exactly as is

  • Be prepared to provide a witness statement/account

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Contact

4414 Bridge Street

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada  L2E 2R7

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Tel: 905-354-2822

Fax: 905-354-2573

Email: fallsautobody@bellnet.ca

Hours of Operation

Monday–Friday: 8:00am–5:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am–12:00pm

Sunday: Closed

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