You’ve just been in a car accident. You’re upset. You’re nervous. Maybe even stunned. What are some do’s and don’t’s? What should you do after a car accident? First and foremost, make sure everyone’s okay: the people in your car, and the people in any other car. This is the most important thing to tell the 911 operator. Give information about the health and safety of the people involved in the accident.
Second, get out of danger if you or anyone else is blocking the road. If the cars are drivable, move to the side of the road and well away from any oncoming traffic. Accidents happen when people are standing on the side of the road. Please consider where you are and keep a safe distance from high-speed traffic.