What to Do If You Are Involved in an Accident
In Ontario, all accidents exceeding $1000 in combined damage to both vehicles must be reported to the Police at the Reporting Centre within 24 hours.
In the Event of an Accident
- Ensure safety of all occupants.
- Move vehicles to a safe location (if drivable)
- The police must be called and attend the accident scene to do an accident report under any of the following circumstances:
- The collision involved injury or death
- Criminal activity is involved in the collision
(eg. Impaired driving, stolen vehicle, assault, etc.)
- Collisions involving government owned vehicles (including public transit)
- Collisions involving vehicles transporting dangerous goods
- Collisions involving a person who is uninsured or is a suspended driver
- Collision involves property other than vehicles
- Collisions involving bicycles or pedestrians
- Involved party refuses to provide required information
- If none of the above circumstances apply, then:
- Fill out a collision data form at the scene but do not admit any responsibility at this point
- Drive or have your vehicle towed to the applicable collision reporting center to make an accident report
Metropolitan Toronto Accidents:
North, 113 Toryork Drive - (416) 808-3960
West, 855 Oxford Street - (416) 808-2960
East, 39 Howden Road - (416) 808-4960
Helpline - (416)745-8187
York Region Accidents:
Hillcrest Mall, 9350 Yonge Street - (866) 876-5423
or your nearest Police Station - (905) 881-1221
Once the accident has been reported, drive or instruct the tow truck driver to take the vehicle immediately to the repair facility of your choice.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO SELECT THE REPAIR FACILITY FOR YOUR VEHICLE
Don Valley North Collision Repair Centre
391 John Street
Thornhill, L3T 5W5
Book an appointment here.