The Collision Reporting Centre provides an alternate and convenient means for individuals involved in prescribed motor vehicle collisions within the City of Greater Sudbury to attend in person and report the collision.
What is the Law?
The Highway Traffic Act requires that the following motor vehicle collisions be reported to the police: collisions involving personal injury, collisions involving property damage in excess of $2,000, and collisions that cause damage to highway property such as signs, guardrails, etc.
What Do I Do When A Motor Vehicle Collision Occurs?
Call the Police
- If you are involved in a serious motor vehicle collision where personal injury has occurred and medical attention is required, call 911. Do not move any vehicles.
- If you are in involved in a collision that is not of an emergency nature, call the Service at (705) 675-9171, and a member of the Communication Centre will determine whether an officer will attend the scene, or will direct you to attend the Collision Reporting Centre.
- Exchange information with the other involved drivers – duty of a person in charge of vehicle in case of accident – 200.(1) HTA
- Where an accident occurs on a highway, every person in charge of a vehicle or street car that is directly or indirectly involved in the accident shall remain at or immediately return to the scene of the accident, render all possible assistance, and, upon request, give in writing to anyone.
- sustaining loss or injury or to any police officer or to any witness his/her name, address, driver’s licence number and jurisdiction of issuance, motor vehicle liability insurance policy insurer and policy number, name and address of the registered owner of the vehicle, and the vehicle permit number.
How to Report the Collision
Any reportable collision must be reported forthwith and you must report to the Collision Reporting Centre, 239 Montee Principale Street, Azilda, in person, with your vehicle, ownership, and insurance. Upon arrival at the centre, citizens are greeted by a member of Accident Support Services (ASSI) staff who will provide help to complete the police report, apply the Damage Reported to Police sticker, photograph the damage to the vehicle, and offer the citizen the opportunity to contact family, broker, or insurance company directly from the Centre, giving the citizen a one-stop service opportunity for all their reporting needs. Police personnel are also available as needed to assist with the accident report.
Duty to report accident – 199 (1) HTA
Every person in charge of a motor vehicle or street car who is directly or indirectly involved in an accident shall, if the accident results in personal injuries or in damage to property apparently exceeding an amount prescribed by regulation, report the accident forthwith to the nearest police officer and furnish him/her with the information concerning the accident as may be required by the officer under subsection (3). R.S.O. 1990.cH.8, s. 199(1); 2002, c 17, Sched. F, Table.
Officer May Direct Person to Report Accident at Another Location – 199 (1.1) HTA
If, on reporting the accident to the nearest police officer under subsection (1), the person is directed by the officer to report the accident at a specified location, the person shall not furnish the officer described in subsection (1) with the information concerning the accident but shall forthwith attend at the specified location and report the accident there to a police officer and furnish him/her with the information concerning the accident as may be required by the officer under subsection (3).
Failure to Report the Collision
If you do not report to the Collision Reporting Centre forthwith, you could be charged with an offense under the Highway Traffic Act, and summoned to court.
Hours Of Operation
Monday through Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday – 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Telephone: (705) 675-9171 – extension 2448 or 2452
Fax: (705) 983-5724
Lionel E. Lalonde Centre (Formally the Trillium Centre)
239 Montee Principale Street
Azilda, Ontario, P0M 1B0
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