344 ELGIN STREET, BRANTFORD ONTARIO
PHONE (519) 752-2002
FAX (519) 752-7910
Since December 16, 2002, the Collision Reporting Centre has been located at the Brantford Police Service, adjacent to the front lobby. The Collision Reporting Centre provides assistance to persons who experience a loss due to a motor vehicle collision and ensures that the insurance industry is involved from the beginning. Claims are taken care of sooner, and both the victim and the insurance industry benefit from this service.
The Highway Traffic Act requires that all collisions where persons are injured, where damage exceeds a combined value of $2,000 or where there is damage to highway property, MUST be reported to the police.
If you are involved in a motor vehicle collision, take the following steps before attending the C.R.C.:
Check the Exception List to determine if police are required at the scene
- Injury or death;
- Criminal activity (examples: impaired driving, stolen vehicle, assault)
- Federal, provincial or municipal vehicles;
- Vehicles transporting dangerous goods;
- Damage to private, municipal or highway property.
WITHOUT EXCEPTION, DURING BUSINESS HOURS, TOWED VEHICLES MUST GO DIRECTLY TO THE POLICE REPORTING CENTRE FROM THE SCENE OF THE COLLISON.
If it is safe to do so, remove the vehicle from the roadway.
Exchange information with the other involved parties, including independent witnesses. Obtain names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance and vehicle particulars, including licence plate number.
As soon as possible, attend with your vehicle at the Collision Reporting Centre. If your vehicle is roadworthy, you have 48 hours to report your collision at the Collision Reporting Centre.
Bring your documentation with you to the Collision Reporting Centre; i.e., driver's licence, ownership and insurance. The driver must attend with the vehicle.