Latest info about what to do in a traffic crash
TO HELP reduce danger to road users and minimise traffic congestion, you now may not have to wait for police at the site of a car crash in Queensland.
What you are now required to do is ensure you are in a safe location away from the traffic and if anyone is trapped or injured, dial 000.
Stop and give assistance if it is safe to do so.
If no one is trapped or injured, check if police are needed to direct traffic or deal with hazards; or if any drivers appear affected by alcohol or drugs; or if anyone involved has failed to exchange details.
If any of these conditions apply, phone Policelink on 131 444.
If police do not need to attend the crash site, check if your vehicle needs towing.
If not, exchange details with others involved in the incident and leave the crash site.
You're not required to report the crash to police but if you wish to, you can call Policelink on 131 444.
Exchange details and leave the crash site. If a tow truck is needed, contact your insurer or a towing company of your choice.
If you cannot arrange a tow and have exhausted all other options, call Policelink.
After leaving the site you can report the crash within 24 hours either online, via the smart phone app or by calling Policelink.