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Things You Should Do When You Are Involved In A Car Accident by naijadrivablog: 8:32pm On Jul 26, 2019
Car accidents may happen, no matter how careful you are. A sudden car crash can leave even the most experienced driver completely shaken up.

That’s why it’s it important to know what to do.
So, after you catch your breath, here are what to do when you are involved in a car accident.

Stop And Check For Damage Or Injuries: Get out of your car safely and take the time to check on everyone involved, make sure to include all drivers, passengers, and any pedestrians. Also, look for any car damages. Call Federal Road Safety Commission or the Police for help.
Move To A Safe Place: If you can, try to move your car to the shoulder if the road or out of busy road/expressway. If moving your car is not an option turn on your hazard lights and put up the Triangle to alert other drivers.

Call the Police/Federal Road Safety Corps: Call
FRSC toll –free – 122 line to report emergencies.
FRSC also has a 12-digit emergency line – 0700 2255 3772. and phone numbers of LASTMA and others for Lagos and environs too. A police report is essential when dealing with your insurance company. Let the police objectively judge the events and determine who is at fault in the accident. Never admit responsibility or blame others for the crash. If the fault cannot be determined by the police officer, your insurance carrier will determine the driver at fault.

Gather Information: Make sure to get the correct information, including:
• Names of everyone involved
• License plate numbers
• Insurance information (where the car(s) have comprehensive insurance).
• Makes and models of all vehicles involved.
• Location of the accident.
• Name and badge number of any responding police officers.
• Contact info for any eyewitnesses.

Document The Scene: Take photos of the accident as soon as the accident occurs for your defence because offending drivers can run away or drive or push their cars in a less implicating position before the police and other relevant authorities arrive. Include images of your car and the other person’s car along with any injuries.

Contact Your Insurance Company(ies): Where you have a comprehensive Car Insurance Policy, file a claim with your insurance company.


Source: https://naijadriva./2019/07/26/things-you-should-do-when-you-are-involved-in-an-accident/

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Re: Things You Should Do When You Are Involved In A Car Accident by seunmohmoh(f): 9:40am On Jul 27, 2019
Noted.. I was expecting more than this, but the only thing Nigerians will copy from this is the picture part.

They will just take pictures and upload it on all social media platforms like it's where help will come from and ignore the victims of the accident.

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Re: Things You Should Do When You Are Involved In A Car Accident by Haymaykar(m): 9:41am On Jul 27, 2019
What to do when a tanker carrying fuel have an accident


Run for your life...!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Things You Should Do When You Are Involved In A Car Accident by lonelydora: 9:41am On Jul 27, 2019
Fam, you see that 2nd and 5th points, please do not try it at home.

It's better to settle amicably with the other party. Once you involve FRSC or Police, the amount you will spend will triple with about two-third of the amountgoing into their pockets.

Insurance companies do not work in Nigeria. They will always look for something to blame you.

May God deliver us from accidents in Jesus Name. Amen.

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Re: Things You Should Do When You Are Involved In A Car Accident by Nobody: 9:41am On Jul 27, 2019
Mods just acting like there are good, just look at the what they pushed to the FP, good people welldone

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Re: Things You Should Do When You Are Involved In A Car Accident by MachadoPreto: 9:41am On Jul 27, 2019
Always have a bottle of Vodka in your trunk. You might need it to hold-on when injuries are severe and rescue is delayed
Re: Things You Should Do When You Are Involved In A Car Accident by Nobody: 9:41am On Jul 27, 2019
Accident or no accident, I REJECT this thread in Jesus name

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Re: Things You Should Do When You Are Involved In A Car Accident by PrinceKevin01: 9:42am On Jul 27, 2019
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Re: Things You Should Do When You Are Involved In A Car Accident by femi4: 9:42am On Jul 27, 2019
That's if you are conscious/alive
Re: Things You Should Do When You Are Involved In A Car Accident by Nobody: 9:43am On Jul 27, 2019
Because of d God i serve, my mind is telling me this is not for yougrin
Re: Things You Should Do When You Are Involved In A Car Accident by gurunlocker: 9:43am On Jul 27, 2019
The writer of this article is high on weed shocked
Re: Things You Should Do When You Are Involved In A Car Accident by namiji2598: 9:44am On Jul 27, 2019
What if u die
Re: Things You Should Do When You Are Involved In A Car Accident by Tobyarab(m): 9:46am On Jul 27, 2019
This must be some sort of joke
Re: Things You Should Do When You Are Involved In A Car Accident by hahn(m): 9:47am On Jul 27, 2019
Take a selfie
Re: Things You Should Do When You Are Involved In A Car Accident by myettiallah: 9:48am On Jul 27, 2019
Gjj
Re: Things You Should Do When You Are Involved In A Car Accident by WordpressPhysco: 9:49am On Jul 27, 2019
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Re: Things You Should Do When You Are Involved In A Car Accident by netflicks(m): 9:50am On Jul 27, 2019
Op the pic's u posted does not relate well with your post, how do u move that 100% wrecked vehicle out of the road secondly a seriously injured driver or passenger is totally helpless at the scene..

Thirdly the pics u instructed to be taken only ends up on social media....
Re: Things You Should Do When You Are Involved In A Car Accident by Lanre4uonly(m): 9:51am On Jul 27, 2019
God's protection always.
Thank you for the info.
Re: Things You Should Do When You Are Involved In A Car Accident by ezeonline2(m): 9:56am On Jul 27, 2019
Vizzy4u:
Accident or no accident, I REJECT this thread in Jesus name

Na only foolish man go talk say rain wey dey fall outside no concern me because na him doormot the flood go still pass. undecided

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Re: Things You Should Do When You Are Involved In A Car Accident by Lekanboii: 10:03am On Jul 27, 2019
Noted

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Re: Things You Should Do When You Are Involved In A Car Accident by OALandAgents: 10:14am On Jul 27, 2019
This is clearly addressed to those motorists, pedestrians and passengers fit and alert enough to take action.

OP should have said "... involved in or witness an accident"

Also OP why no information about providing First Aid getting medical assistance to any injured
Re: Things You Should Do When You Are Involved In A Car Accident by PotatoSalad(m): 10:15am On Jul 27, 2019
Upload pictures on Facebook angry

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