Questions and answers about car accidents and Collision Reporting Procedure.
Note: All those Q&A are researched by Our Site Staff and questions we have received from our readers. For correct information you should always Contact the Collision Reporting Centre Facility By Phone.
Q. Is there a time limit to reporting about a car collision?
A. You should try your best to report the accident within 48 hours from the time the car accident had happened.
Q. Suppose I get hit from the rear and agree to allow the wrongful party to pay for the damages. After signing the paperwork indicating that he will cover the costs, which are below $1000.00, can I still make a report should he/she decides change his/her mind and refuse to pay for the damages?
A. If no one is hurt and the damage is under $1000.00 the report is not required by law. It would be wise to have everything documented by an official of the government for future references just in case one party decides to change their mind. The answer is Yes.
Q. I was rear-ended this morning while stopped at a red light on High Park Avenue at Humberside. There is some damage to my rear bumper. Where is the closest collision centre for me to report this? I see that the centre in Etobicoke has been closed and the ones in North York and Mississauga are very far to drive to in such icy conditions. Would you please let me know what to do?
A. If you want to make a report for a car accident that happened in Toronto, Etobicoke or Scarborough, you have two options. One is the collision reporting centre at 113 Toryork Dr at Steeles and Weston, the second option is 39 Howden at Lawrence and Warden.
Q. I was involved in an accident on Hwy 410 this morning. A vehicle spun out of control into my lane when I hit the vehicle. I got out to check on the passenger of the other vehicle. She was fine. She wanted to get off the hwy to exchange information. She said she would follow me. When I got off at the nearest exit, she was not behind me and I wasn’t able to find her. Unfortunately I did not get her plate #. What can I do?
A. You can still file your report and hope for the cameras at the HWY to have the plates captured.