Being part of a collision is rare but you should be prepared in the event that you are involved in an incident while riding your bike. We have developed a collision card in partnership with BOYNECLARKE LLP that can be kept in a wallet so you have it with you in case you need it. The collision cards are available at our outreach events and are mailed out when you become a member or renew your membership with the Halifax Cycling Coalition. We have included some basic steps on this page for what you should do if you are in a collision.
At the scene
- Remain calm. Breathe.
- Call the emergency line (911) or the non-emergency Halifax Regional Police line (902-490-5020).
- Remind the driver that they must remain on the scene of the collision until the police arrive.
- Gather and record the following information (space available on collision cards if you have one):
- Driver Information: first name, last name, driver’s license #, and phone #
- Incident Information: time, location, vehicle make, vehicle colour, vehicle model, insurance company, insurance policy #, license plate #, province, witness name and phone number, police report #, police officer’s name
Take photos of:
- Driver’s license plate
- Your bicycle and damage
- Road where collision occurred
- Surrounding area
When you go home
- Get a medical report right away
- If police were not present you must file a report online within 24 hours
- Call David S.R. Parker, Accident and Injury Lawyer (902) 460-3447
- Contact your insurance company
- Visit this website to report your information for education and awareness
Emergency Services – #911
Halifax Regional Police – (902) 490-5020
DAVID S.R. PARKER, Accident and Injury Lawyer