Ottawa Accident ? How to report an accident in Ottawa.
The Ottawa Police services has a comprehensive website with valuable information for Ottawa residents. I stumbled across their accident reporting information and thought I’d share it with you.
- A police report is not required when damage to all vehicles is under $1,000.
- If there are personal injuries and the vehicle(s) cannot be driven, 9-1-1 should be contacted.
- If there are no personal injuries, but the vehicle(s) cannot be driven, call 613-230-6211
- If the vehicle(s) can be safely driven and there are no personal injuries, drive all vehicles to the same Police Station and file an accident report. Important to note: Accident reports cannot be taken over the phone.
The Ottawa Police Collision Investigation Unit …
is responsible for investigating all fatal and serious life threatening motor accidents. They also investigate hit and run/ fail to remain accidents.
If in doubt call the police and ask them what to do.Your next call may be to an Ottawa personal injury lawyer. They can advise you whether or not you may need a lawyer and whether its best to let them speak with your insurance company. Make sure to gather as much evidence as you can. Take pictures, write down the sequence of events in as much detail as possible. Most of all, take care of yourself first. Ensure you are safe and that you are not injured. If you think you might be seek medical attention immediately. The rest can wait.