There is no denying that safety is, and always should be, a priority for bikers and pedestrians on the move. Taking on the responsibility of biking or walking on roadways and in public spaces sometimes demands a sense of strategy. Remaining vigilant while knowing and using precautionary measures (like these or these) can certainly help to eliminate risks when around traffic, but they are still no guarantee that a collision will not occur. Unfortunately, accidents–whether large or small– are a part of everyday life and can take place at any time. If an accident results in property damage and/or injuries to parties involved, knowing what steps to take immediately afterward could restore order while preventing suffering and loss of life. For this reason, familiarizing yourself with what to do after an accident occurs is a reliable way to protect yourself and others. Here are some valuable actions to take if you or someone you know has been involved in an accident as a pedestrian or a biker:
- Report the accident to local law enforcement and seek immediate medical attention
- Obtain other driver’s name, address, phone number, and insurance information
- Ask for names and contact information of any witnesses present at the accident scene
- Take pictures to document injuries and other damages as soon as possible
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