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No one plans on being in a collision, but you can be prepared in case it happens. The Ottawa police provide a collision form detailing all of the information to gather and steps to take if you're involved in a collision. Print the form and keep it in your car should you ever need it.
The Ottawa police also provide an Android and iOS app which allows you to save and email the information to yourself. Here's a breakdown of what you need to do if you're in a collision:
1. If there are injuries, call 911, otherwise call the Ottawa police at 613.236.1222 and record the collision information (date, time, and location of the collision).
2. Record the other driver's information (driver's license #, name, address, telephone #), vehicle ownership information (vehicle licence plate, make, model, year, and owner name and address), and insurance information (insurance company, policy holder, and policy #).
3. Attend a Collision Reporting Centre if directed by police (in step 1). Bring all of the information above (including your own driver's licence, vehicle ownership and insurance) and your vehicle to any of these locations:
You will need to fill out a Collision Report Statement.
Here are some additional tips: