IF IN A CAR ACCIDENT WHEN SHOULD I CALL THE POLICE?

You should call the police immediately at the time of a car accident. Prior to calling determine if you or anyone in your car is injured so that you can inform the 911 operator that you will need emergency medical services. Before you exit your vehicle, make sure that it is safe to get out of your vehicle. Injuries often occur with a secondary collision, meaning that another car(s) may come upon the accident scene and run into your car or the other vehicles involved in the initial accident. Therefore you should exercise caution before exiting your vehicle. You should also determine whether you or any of your passengers have serious injuries. It is better not to attempt to move a seriously injured person unless the vehicle is on fire and it is a matter of life and death that you get out of the car immediately. Only emergency personnel should attempt to move a  seriously injured person who is not able to move themselves.

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