Crash Checklist

If you have been involved in a bicycle crash you need to take steps to protect yourself.

  • If you are physically able to do so, move out of the travelled roadway to a place of safety.
  • Take a moment to calm yourself and check for injuries.
  • Call the police and ask for assistance.
  • Document the accident. Record the motorist's drivers licence, contact information, licence plate number and insurance information.
  • Collect the names of witnesses or bystanders and photograph the accident scene.
  • Report to a qualified physician for a physical examination.
  • Bring your bicycle to a qualified mechanic for a safety inspection.
  • Contact a lawyer experienced in bike-car accident claims.

Download the Crash Checklist as a printable .PDF file here.