Drivers involved in property damage collisions must report within twenty four hours to a Collision Reporting Centre, where a police officer inspects the vehicle damage.
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Collision Reporting Centres
Click here for a list of Collision Reporting Centres in the GTA.
Actions to be taken by all drivers before attending a Collision Reporting Centre:
- If it is safe to do so, remove vehicles from roadway.
- Exchange information with the other involved parties. (Names, drivers licence #, addresses, phone numbers, insurance and vehicle particulars).
- If any, obtain names and phone numbers of independent witnesses.
- Attend with your vehicle at the CRC in the area which your accident happened. You must call police when accident happens.
- Toronto: 416-808-2222
- York Region: 905-830-0303
BRING YOUR DOCUMENTATION with you to the CRC (Driver’s licence, ownership and insurance etc.)
DOES THE CRC TAKE “FAIL TO REMAIN” COLLISION REPORTS? Yes- The CRC will take reports of fail to remain collisions involving damage to property but not personal injury. A police unit will be dispatched if the suspect vehicle is still in the area of the collision.
WHEN SHOULD A DRIVER ATTEND A CRC? Any driver involved in a reportable property damage collision is to report the collision at a CRC.
POLICE WILL INVESTIGATE A COLLISION ON SCENE WHEN:
- Collision involves injury or death.
- Criminal activity involved in collisions (e.g. impaired driving, stolen vehicle, assault etc.)
- Collisions involving Federal, Provincial or Municipal vehicles (including TTC).
- Collisions involving vehicles transporting dangerous goods.
- Collisions involving a person who is uninsured or is a suspended driver.
- Collisions involving damage to private, municipal or highway property.
- Collision involving bicycles or pedestrians.
WITHOUT EXCEPTION, TOWED VEHICLES MUST GO DIRECTLY TO THE CRC FROM THE COLLISION LOCATION.
The highway traffic Act requires that all collisions where persons are injured, or damage valued at more than $1000.00 to vehicles or property, or damage to any highway property be reported to police.
For More Information
Read more about this topic in the Traffic Services section of the Toronto Police Services website.
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