Even in a small car accident, you must stop to check everyone is OK. In an emergency call 000.
If anyone is hurt or the car/truck/motorbike is damaged, you must tell police as soon as you can.
Tell the other people your name, address, phone number, number plate and insurance company if you have one.


Who Can Help? (Service Providers)

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Property damage

This web page has information for young people about car accidents and property damage.


This web page has information for young people about what to do if you’ve had a car accident or been injured in a car accident. 

Reporting a crash

Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services factsheet.

What to do after a car accident

Darwin Community Legal Service factsheet.

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What’s the Law – Car Accidents

Video simply explaining what you should do after a car accident.


Glossary: What these words mean


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