Prioritize the safety of yourself and your passengers, and other people involved in the accident - Turn off the vehicle engine and turn on the hazard lights (flashing lights) to warn other road users.
Call Emergency Help:
Immediately call the local emergency number, such as 112 or 119 to request medical assistance and police assistance if necessary - Clearly explain the location of the accident and the type of accident that occurred.
Provide First Aid:
If you have knowledge of first aid provide simple medical assistance to the victim but do not attempt medical procedures that you are unsure about - Make sure the victim remains in a safe position if possible.
Try to stay calm and avoid pounding - This will help you take more effective steps and make other road users feel safer too.
If there are witnesses around the accident ask them to provide their contact information - This can help in future accident investigations.
Take photos of the accident, vehicle damage and road conditions - This can be useful for insurance claims and further investigations and Also note important information such as the license plate numbers of the vehicles involved as well as the driver's name and insurance policy number if any.
Report an Accident:
Report the accident immediately to authorities such as the police or traffic investigators and Follow the procedures set by local authorities.
Manage Insurance Claims:
If you have auto insurance contact your insurance company to report the accident and start the claims process.
Comply with all applicable legal regulations and procedures in the event of an accident - This includes providing correct information to the authorities and complying with traffic regulations.
Speak to victims and witnesses with empathy - Additionally, consider seeking psychological support if necessary.
In accident situations it can help reduce the risk of serious injury and aid the overall accident response process.