Remain Calm.

Treat injuries first.  

Police should be called to the scene when:

 - The collision involves any serious injuries or death.

 -  Criminal activity appears to be involved (impaired driving, assault, stolen vehicle etc.)

 -  The collision involves an uninsured or suspended driver

 -  Collision involving bicycles or pedestrians.

 -  Collision involves any Municipal, Provincial, Federal Government  vehicles or TTC.

 -  Involved party refuses to provide required information


If police assistance is not required, the driver should:

 -  If it is safe to do so, remove vehicles from the roadway.

 -  Obtain the other driver’s license number, name, address, telephone number and insurance 
    information. It is illegal for anyone to refuse to p
rovide this. Call police if they refuse.

 -  Obtain names and phone numbers of any witnesses.

 -  As soon as possible, within 24 hours, with your vehicle attend the  Collision Reporting Centre closest to 

     the accident scene. Please do not sign anything for anyone other than the police.
 

If a tow truck is required, 
 - Remember -- they must go directly to the 
Collision Reporting Centre and  direct them to drop off the           vehicle where the first 24 hrs of storage is free. After that it is only $45.00  per day, which your                     insurance will pay for. Usually your vehicle will be picked up before any storage charges are incurred

Please note:   Be very careful in letting the initial towing company tow away your vehicle from the                                     CRC after the report is made, as there is no regulation regarding how much they can                                         charge for a second tow, whereas the first tow is regulated. Your vehicle could wind up                                     locked up at their pound for days incurring unnecessary  exorbitant charges.

 - Contact your insurance company or the Body Shop of your choice and let them look after towing your          vehicle from the CRC. You will have to give the CRC permission to release your vehicle to company of          your choice as they will not so without that.


What is a Collision Reporting Centre (CRC)?  
 - The Collision Reporting Centre is a police facility created to assist motorists in reporting motor vehicle        collisions in the Greater Toronto Area. 
The East Collision Reporting Centre is located at 39 Howden Road and is open
 from 6:00 am to           12:00 am (midnight), 7 days a week.  (tel. 416-701-1600)
The North Collision Reporting Centre is located at 113 Toryork Road and is open from 
6:00 am to       12:00 am (midnight), 7 days a week.  (tel. 416-745-1600)

   No fees are charged to police or motorists.  All expenses are paid by Ontario’s insurers. 

   You could download Accident Report Form to be keeping in your glove compartment in case of emergency.