By law, all motor vehicle collisions must be reported to the police if there are any personal injuries or fatalities, and where damage to vehicles is $1,000 or more. Damage to public or private property must also be reported to the police. Motorists involved in a collision are required to provide their name, address, driver's licence number, licence plate number, insurance information, and the name and address of the registered owner of the vehicle to police and to any person involved in the collision.
Every driver involved in a collision must remain at the scene of the collision to offer assistance when needed especially where there are injuries or fatalities. The pen alty for failing to report a collision and/or failing to provide the required information is a fine of $200 to $1,000, three demerit points, a possible jail term and suspension of your driver's licence. The pen alty for leaving the scene of a collision also includes seven demerit points.
When reporting a collision to police that does not involve injuries or fatalities, you may be instructed to go to a self-reporting collision centre or a police station. Police will attend the scene of collisions involving a fatality or injury, collisions involving three or more vehicles, or where towing is required.
If you are trained in first aid, treat injuries in the order of urgency, within your level of training. If you do not have first aid training, use common sense and give the kind of help that you would hope to get like covering the person with a blanket or jacket to prevent or reduce the effects of shock. Stay with injured people until help arrives.