If you are in a vehicle accident
If you are involved in an accident, you MUST stop at the scene, assist anyone who is injured, move your vehicle off the road and exchange information with the other drivers. For more information on these steps, see the South Australia Police website.
After the accident, follow these four steps:
- Seek medical attention if required
- Seek medical if either you or anyone else involved in the accident has been injured, including calling for an ambulance if necessary.
- Report your accident
- Report to the police at the scene of an accident or at a police station within 90 minutes if you were a driver of one of the vehicles involved and someone was injured or killed.
- You can report the accident within 24 hours, but only if
- the property damage exceeds $3,000, or
- information with other drivers or anyone involved in the accident was not exchanged, or
- a vehicle involved in the accident was towed away, or
- police didn’t attend the accident scene.
- Notify the CTP Insurer for the at-fault vehicle
- If you are the owner or person in charge of the at-fault vehicle in an accident and someone was injured, you must notify the at-fault vehicle’s CTP Insurer as soon as possible by completing an Accident Report Form.
- If you are not sure of the at-fault vehicle’s insurer but you have their registration plate number, go to EzyReg and select the ‘check registration expiry date’ tab, or contact the CTP Regulator.
- Complete the required forms if you intend to make a claim for your injuries