An accident is a specific, unpredictable, unusual and unintended external action which occurs in a particular time and place, with no apparent and deliberate cause but with marked effects. It implies a generally negative outcome which may have been avoided or prevented had circumstances leading up to the accident been recognized, and acted upon, prior to its occurrence.
Of course when you involved in an accident, I believed that you will fear and blank in your mind, and keep asking what should you do before asking for the car wreck help? Well, the 1st step we should do is to get a mobile phone and dial 999 to ask for help.
But this is not our today topic, today we shall discuss and tell you that what are the procedures you should do when you involved in a road accident. And please read it carefully and bookmark this page, if you wish to.
You might be interested in our yesterday blog topic ‘New Compound Rate of Summons‘ too.
1. What should you do if involved in road accidents ?
You should make a police report in the Traffic Branch or at any police station or a hutnear by Section 52 of the Road Transport Act 1987. Officers at the counter MUSTaccept troublesome questions about the accident.
2. What do you need to know to make a police report on road accidents ?
You must know the date, time, place of occurrence, how the accident occurred and the vehicle involved (if any) under Section 107 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
3. What documents you need to bring in to the police report ?
You should carry identification cards (IC), driving licenses and road tax. The vehicle registration card and vehicle insurance policy can be submitted later to the investigating officer investigating the accident.
4. What actions taken by the investigating officer (I.O.) during your report to the police ?
Investigating Officer / Assistant Investigating Officer / Head of the Police Station orany of the Sergeant at the police station to receive the hassle required to conduct preliminary investigations of all accidents. Investigating Officer will record your conversation cases and witnesses, taking pictures of each vehicle and obtain the relevant documents and conduct investigations at the scene and provide a rough diagram to where the incident occurred in the administration station which receive the report.
5. What if the accident occured outisde the area / contingent ?
Counter staff who receive a police report should questions about the accident and are required to inform the incident to the local Traffic Center to get number report and name of the Investigating Officer on duty. Investigating Officer or any of the Sergeant at the police station who to receive the report required to conduct preliminary investigations of all accidents and take action to record conversations with the complainant and witnesses,taking pictures of each vehicle and obtain the relevant documents before submitting documents to the initial investigation the Investigating Officer Traffic where the accident occurred and the Investigating Officer of the traffic from the area where theaccident happened will take over the investigation further.
6. When the investigating officer (I.O.) will inform the result or progress of the accident investigation ?
For the case of accidents and injuries the Investigating Officer will inform within 30days after the accident while the usual accident is 15 days after the accident (get details from the accident attorney West Palm Beach).
7. When will the investigating documents will be provided to your after made payment ?
Copies will be provided immediately or not more than 3 working days while the sketch and photos of accidents shall not exceed 15 days.
For more information, you may visit The Malaysian Royal Police website.