In Case of an Accident

MAKING AN ACCIDENT REPORT?

  1. What is a Traffic Accident Report?

    A Traffic accident report is a report lodged with the police in relation to a road traffic accident.  This is to enable police to conduct investigations and determine whether any offence has been committed by any party.

  2. When are you required to lodge a traffic accident report?

    A Traffic Accident Report must be lodged if the accident involves the following: 

    1. Fatality;
    2. Damage to government property;
    3. Foreign vehicle; 
    4. Pedestrian or cyclist; 
    5. Hit-and-run case; or
    6. Injury cases  where

      1. at least one person involved in the accident was taken to hospital from the accident scene by an ambulance/ self conveyed; or
      2. any party involved in the accident was injured and obtained outpatient medical leave for 3 days or more. 

A police report is not required if the traffic accident did not involve any of the above. For all other circumstances, the parties involved are required to exchange particulars and report the matter to their respective insurance company, in accordance with the Motor Claims Framework (MCF).  

  1. What do I need to have before I lodge the report?


    You will need to provide the following information:

    1. Date/ time / place of accident;
    2. Particulars of witnesses (if any);
    3. Damage and position of accident vehicle(s); 
    4. Registration number and description of other vehicle(s); and
    5. Brief description of how the accident happened
  1. For reporting of any traffic accident, members of public can do so using the following channels available: