CASE OF ACCIDENTS
and help the injured. Under Section 134 of the Motor
it is the responsibility of the driver of the vehicle involved in the
accident to convey the injured to the nearest hospital / medical
practitioner. The doctor in such a case shall be duty bound to provide
medical aid without waiting for any procedural formalities.
accident involves a vehicle carrying dangerous goods (oil tankers,
chemical carriers etc.), keep everyone away. Do not let anyone smoke
in the vicinity.
assistance. If the person refuses medical assistance, try to
obtain in writing from the person that he does not desire any medical
down names and addresses of witnesses and registration
numbers of vehicles passing by, these could prove useful
policeman comes on scene, note his name and number as well and provide
him with all possible details.
not move the vehicle - unless ordered by a police officer to do so
/ to remove a trapped person / to prevent obstruction to fire services
or highway traffic. However if you have to move the vehicle mark the
tire positions of the vehicles involved with the directions of their
heading using a chalk or paint or any means for further reference to
the police investigation.
victim and his relatives have a RIGHT to obtain the copy of the
FIRST INFORMATION REPORT, PANCHNAMA, MEDICAL REPORT and other
relevant documents for claiming compensation. The victim can move the Motor
Accident Claim Tribunal as prescribed by the law.
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