Accident Instructions

Accident Instructions

What to Do in the Event of an Automobile Accident

  • Stay at the scene of the accident and be sure to pull over to a safe area, if possible. Set emergency signals to prevent further damage or injury.
  • Check for personal injury, and if someone is injured call 911 immediately.
  • Call the state or local police and if the accident is on campus, notify Rowan Police at 856-256-4922. Be sure to obtain the completed accident report prepared by the police.
  • Do not discuss the accident with anyone except the police and state only the FACTS of the accident as you know them. Do not admit fault or liability, or agree to any type of payment.
  • Exchange insurance information (insurance company, policy number, and phone number). Obtain as much information as possible regarding the vehicles involved, such as the make, model, and license plate number.
  • Record the names, addresses, and phone numbers of the parties involved and all witnesses. (Identify which parties are injured, even if injuries are minor)
  • Take photos of the accident and all vehicles involved, if possible. Otherwise, make note of the specific damage to the other vehicles.
  • Do not drive away in your vehicle unless it is deemed safe to do so by the authorities.
  • Once the accident scene investigation is concluded, inform your supervisor as soon as possible.