Help Yourself and Others Involved in the AccidentIf you are not seriously injured, help your passengers and yourself by stepping away from the crash site. After that, call 911, inform them of the situation and let them know if anyone is seriously injured. If the vehicles involved in the crash are not seriously damaged, move them to the side of the road to prevent another accident from oncoming vehicles.
Gather Evidence and InformationOnce you step out of the car, immediately start gathering evidence or information. According to Illinois law, you need to exchange the following information with the driver of the other vehicle(s):
- Names of the drivers and the owners of the car
- Home addresses
- Telephone numbers
- Insurance information
- License and registration of the vehicle involved in the accident