If you have been involved in a road traffic collision please read the following:
If you're involved in a minor collision, no injury is caused to anyone involved in the collision, and all parties have exchanged details, then there is no requirement to report this to the police. Your insurance company will deal with this under Civil Law.
If, as a driver of a vehicle (including car, motorcycle or bus), you are involved in an accident in which;
- A person, is injured
- Damage has been caused to another vehicle or to someone else’s property – including street lamps, signs, bollards etc
- An animal, other than one in your own vehicle/trailer, has been killed or injured
... then you must report it to the police within 24 hours. We would usually ask you to attend a police station in person to report this, however currently we are encouraging people to report this to us online, using our online reporting form.
We have prepared some frequently asked questions, that you can have a look at here, before attending at a police station.
You should always inform your insurance company, even if you are not intending to present a claim.