How To Report A Collision

Normal Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12 noon - 4:00 p.m.


No injuries, damage under $1,000:

If the damage to both vehicles combined appears to be less than $1,000 you don’t need to involve the police. You should exchange your name, drivers licence information, vehicle ownership information AND insurance information with the other party. Make sure all information is complete and accurate. If the other party refuses to do this, call the police for assistance. Once the information has been exchanged, you can make a civil agreement to fix damages or go through insurance.

No injuries, damage $1,000 or more:

If the damage to both vehicles combined appears to be $1,000 or more than the collision MUST be reported to the police. Regardless of whether this collision took place on a parking lot or roadway, it will be reported to the Police Reporting Centre. Before leaving the scene for the Reporting Centre, ensure that you have exchanged your particulars (licence, ownership and insurance) with the other party AND received theirs. This is a good time to copy down their licence plate number as well. Police officers may attend the scene to assist in ensuring the safety of those involved until the scene can be cleared and the parties directed to the Reporting Centre. If vehicles are not drivable tow trucks should be called and they will take them to the Reporting Centre.

Injury Accidents (regardless of damage amount):

If the collision results in an injury or you believe that the other party may be under the influence of alcohol, police officers will attend AND investigate the collision at the scene. Ensure your safety at the scene, get the names of any potential witnesses that might assist the officers and wait for police to arrive.

If at anytime you want police advice about a collision that just occurred call (705) 949-6300 for advice, or 911 if it is an emergency.

Click here for the Self Report Form

 

Crime Stats  |   Police Services Board  |   Fee Schedule  |   Code Of Ethics  |   Privacy Policy  |   Disclaimer  |   Sitemap

Home  |   Kids Safety Zone  |   Links  |   Contact Us


Sault Ste. Marie Police Service. © 2011

All Rights Reserved.

SSMPSFEED