Getting into road altercations is more likely than you may think, with more than 50 million road-related incidents occurring per year, according to an estimate by the World Health Organization. Chances are, you might get into one at least once in your life. Thus. it is important to know what to do next. Here are three basic steps you need to remember in the event that you do find yourself involved in an automotive accident.
Stay Put and Monitor Your Surroundings
At any point before an appropriate conclusion to the incident has been reached, absolutely do NOT leave. You wouldn’t want a hit-and-run to be put on your permanent record. Any individual reported to have left an automotive accident they were involved in can be seriously penalized, especially if someone sustained injuries. Always remember to check if anyone involved is physically and mentally sound as soon as you’re able. In this situation, apply basic First Aid if anyone needs it. However, if someone is experiencing extreme pain from more serious injuries such as possible spine or limb damage, take basic steps to stabilize their condition; and unless absolutely necessary, do not move them until medical assistance arrives on the scene. Immediately after checking if everyone is okay, dial 911 and inform them of what you know.