Road Traffic Incidents

Road traffic incidents (RTI) are collisions involving a vehicle on a road or other public area which causes injury or damage to anybody, injury or damage to an animal, damage to a vehicle (other than the vehicle which caused the collision) or damage to property.

Road traffic incidents not only affect those directly involved, but can also impact on the wider community, including neighbours, friends, colleagues etc.

If you are involved in a road traffic collision:

  • Stop at the scene- it is a legal requirement to stop as soon as it is safe to do so
  • Switch off your engine
  • Switch on your hazard lights
  • Check for any injuries to yourself and passengers
  • Exchange details with anyone involved – name, address, car registration number
  • Provide your insurance details if requested

Call 999 if:

  • Someone is in danger
  • If someone has been seriously injured
  • You believe a serious offence has been committed

Who can help:

Our specially trained caseworkers are able to help support you following a road traffic incident. Alongside the Victim Care Service, other agencies that are able to help include:

  • Brake– The road safety charity
  • Support after Road Death and Injury (SCARD)
  • Family Liaison Officers- If a road traffic incident results in a death, the police should offer a family liaison officer to help you deal with the after effect of the accident.