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What is a Collision Reporting Centre (CRC)?

A Collision Reporting Center is a Police facility created to assist motorists in reporting motor vehicle collisions. No fees are charged to police or motorists. All expenses are paid by Ontario's insurers.

ACTION TO BE TAKEN BY ALL DRIVERS BEFORE ATTENDING A COLLISION REPORTING CENTER.

  • 1.

    If it is safe to do so, remove vehicles from roadway.

  • 2.

    Exchange information with the other involved parties. (Names, drivers license #, addresses, phone numbers, insurance and vehicle particulars).

  • 3.

    If any, obtain names and phone numbers of Independent witnesses.

  • 4.

    Go with your vehicle at the CRC most convenient to you.

  • 5.

    BRING YOUR DOCUMENTATION with you to the CRC (Driver's license, ownership and insurance etc.). DOES THE CRC TAKE FAIL TO REMAIN COLLISION REPORTS?

YES - The CRC will take property damage only fail to remain reports. 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 units will be dispatched to the scene when one or more of the following situations apply.

WHEN SHOULD A DRIVER NOT ATTEND A CRC

  • 1.

    Collision involving injury or death.

  • 2.

    Criminal activity involved in collisions (e.g. impaired driving, stolen vehicle,

assault etc.).

  • 3.

    Collisions involving Federal, Provincial or Municipal vehicles (including TTC).

  • 4.

    Collisions involving vehicles transporting dangerous goods.

  • 5.

    Collisions involving a person who is uninsured or is a suspended driver.

  • 6.

    Collisions involving damage to private, municipal or highway property.

  • 7.

    Collision involving bicycles or pedestrians

  • 8.

    Involved party refuses to provide required information.

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 forthwith.

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