Here are steps to Follow when your vehicle is involved in an accident with another vehicle:
- Check yourself and all your passengers for injuries:
If you are injured call for first aid help from Kenya Red cross, nearest emergency response team or ask for help from a bystander. If you are not seriously injured and can move, check on your passengers to make sure they are safe if they are injured carryout first aid help and call for emergency response.
- Turn on the Hazards Lights and place road flares on the road:
If your car is not severely damaged and the hazard lights can turn on turn them on and place life savers on 100 meters distance to avoid causing further damage by incoming traffic.
- Move to a Safe place:
If you are able to walk, walk away to the roadside. If your car can move and is causing danger where it is, drive it to the road side. Otherwise let it stay where it is.
- Call Police:
Whether it is a major or slight accident call the police officers. Police officers will document and generate abstract for you which will be crucial while filling claim.
- Wait for Help
- Take photos of the scene and Exchange information with other drivers
If you have a device (mobile phone or camera) take photos of the cars and any other crucial evidence which will be used while filing a claim. Exchange information with other driver, get other vehicle registration number. Talk to other witnesses and get their personal contacts.
After a collision, it is important to get information from any other drivers involved in the crash. That information should include:
- Full name
- Contact information
- Insurance company and policy number
- Driver’s license number
- License plate number
- Type, color, and model of vehicle
NB: Do not discuss or admit fault with other driver involved in accident anything you say can be used against you.
- Notify Your Insurance provider and start Claim Filing Process