Cst Edwina ESCOTT
Investigator Trinity Conception District
RCMP Office: (709)596-5014 edwina.escott@rcmp
grc.gc.ca report any information regarding suspicious or criminal activity to their local Police Detachment. You can report your information in person, by phone or you can be anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477. www.nlcrimestoppers.com
Some helpful tips
Although car accidents are more prevalent in the winter months, what you need to do after an accident never changes. Obviously, it is hard to think clearly after a car accident so it is important to know before you get into an accident what to do first and what questions may need answered.
• Determine the extent of damage or injuries — Try to stay calm. Determine the extent of damage and if there are any injuries that need immediate medical attention.
• Get the facts — This is the part most people know to do, but often forget to after the accident for one reason or another. It is important to get names, address, and phone numbers of everyone involved in the accident as well as any witnesses. A description of the car and license plate number can also be helpful as well as their insurance information.
• File a car accident peport with the police — An accident must be reported to the police if there are injuries and/or the damages of all vehicles involved is over $1,000. Vehicles involved in hit and run accidents are also reportable. When you attend the office, a statement will be obtained. Your driver’s licence, registration and insurance of the vehicle will also be required.
• Call your insurance agent — Call your agent or insurance company immediately and let them know that you were involved in an accident.