Been in a Collision?

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

  1. Remain calm. Breath.
  2. Call the emergency line (911) or the non-emergency Halifax Regional Police line (902-490-5020).
  3. Remind the driver that they must remain on the scene of the collision until the police arrive.
  4. 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
  • Vehicle
  • Road where collision occurred
  • Surrounding area
  • Injuries

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

Contacts

Emergency Services – #911

Halifax Regional Police – (902) 490-5020

DAVID S.R. PARKER, Accident and Injury Lawyer

DParker@boyneclarke.ca

T  902.460.3447

F  902.463.7500

BOYNECLARKE LLP provides free personal injury consultation. If you have been injured you can make a request for legal consultation.