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As a responsible driver, you must never leave the scene of an accident. Not only is it essential that you provide any necessary help immediately following an accident, but leaving an accident scene can result in having your driving privileges revoked or your license suspended. After stopping your vehicle, you should pull up as close to the accident as safely possible, without obstructing traffic. Take a moment to assess the situation, and do not panic. Be aware of the traffic situation, and any other potential dangers, such as fire.
You should do your best to provide immediate assistance to other motorists, passengers or pedestrians that may have been injured in the accident. Take extra care when attempting to move an injured person; if possible, wait for an ambulance to arrive. Notify 911 to report any injuries and call for medical assistance. Also inform the local Massachusetts police, sheriff or highway patrol.
If you have attain injuries in a car accident, it is important to stay calm. If possible, ensure that you are out of danger and not blocking any oncoming traffic. Call or wait for help, and do not attempt to move if you are unable to do so. See Auto Accident Injuries for more information.
Reporting an Accident to the Massachusetts RMV
In some situations, you must report an accident to the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. The RMV requires you to complete and submit a Motor Vehicle Crash Operator Report within 5 days of an accident, if any of the following apply:
The accident caused injury or death.
Damage to any one person’s property or vehicle as a result of the accident exceeded $1,000.
This reporting must be carried out regardless of whether a police report has been filed. If you fail to report an accident to the Massachusetts RMV, you may have your license suspended. In the event that another driver offers to pay for damages and asks you not to report an accident, you are still required to file the report in any of the situations outlined above.
Your report must include detailed and current information regarding your insurance coverage. The RMV will cross-check this information with the insurance company shown on the report. If you did not have liability insurance when the accident occurred, there will be a suspension of your driving privileges.
A copy of the completed form must be sent to you insurance company, the local police department of the city or town where the accident occurred and to the Registry of Motor Vehicles. You can mail a copy to the RMV at the following address:
Registry of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 55889
Boston, MA 02205-5889
If you are in an accident in Massachusetts, you the obligation to provide certain information to the other parties involved. Likewise, fellow motorists, passengers or pedestrians involved in the accident must share similar information with you. Also, it is often wise to ask for the information of witnesses to the accident just in case you need to have them testify at a later date. The key information to exchange in the aftermath of an accident includes:
- Name, address and contact details.
- Driver license number.
- License plate number of the vehicles involved.
- Auto insurance information for the motorists involved.
- It may also be useful to take photographs at the scene of the accident.
- If you hit an unattended vehicle, you must make an effort to find the owner or driver, and follow these same procedures. If you are unable to locate the owner of an unattended vehicle, you are also required to leave a note indicating your name and contact information, and a brief description of the accident.
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