What to do when you’re involved in a collision
Ontario law requires that drivers who are involved in a collision must surrender their drivers licence information, insurance information and vehicle information to the other involved drivers.
- If anyone has suffered an injury resulting in the person being transported to a hospital or there is any evidence of criminality CALL 911 right away.
- If it is safe to do so and the vehicles can be moved, move all involved vehicles to an area of safety.
- If the involved vehicles have over $2,000 combined damage you must report the collision to police FORTHWITH (that means IMMEDIATELY).
- Take down the licence plate number of the involved vehicles.
- Take note of the year, make, model and colour of the other involved vehicle.
- Exchange insurance policy and company information, ask for the drivers licence to confirm the drivers full name and also take down a phone number from the involved individual.
- If there are any witnesses ask for their information as well.
- Take photographs of the area, involved vehicle, driver, passengers or involved individuals as well as a photo of all documentation provided by the involved driver.
- Attend at a Collision Reporting Center during the hours of 6:00 a.m. to Midnight. Collisions occurring after midnight will be investigated at the scene by police.
North Collision Reporting Centre 113 Toryork Drive, Toronto, ON M9L 1X9 Tel: 416-745-1600 East Collision Reporting Centre 39 Howden Road, Scarborough, ON M1R 3C7 Tel: 416-701-1600Note: if your vehicle is not driveable, it must be towed directly to the CRC. A flat rate of $166 plus tax or, $188 plus tax will be charged by the towing company depending on if the vehicle was towed from a street or, a highway.