If you are in an accident, there may be heightened emotions and there may be injuries. There are important things you should do at the scene of an accident. Review our accident checklist below.

1. Stop and investigate the scene.

Review the scene and attend to anyone that may be injured. Get everyone to a safe location.

2. Protect the scene.

Turn on flashers. Use flags, flares or reflectors to alert other drivers. Move vehicles to a safe area.

3. Call 911 if necessary.

Once the police arrive, give them the facts of the accident and work with them to complete any required forms.

4. Exchange information.

Exchange all information with all other parties involved in the accident. Be sure to include drivers license and insurance information.

5. Do not state that you are at fault.

Do not discuss the facts of the accident or state that you are at fault with other parties. Just supply the facts to the officer on scene.

6. Get witness details

Exchange names and contact information of all witnesses to the accident.

7 Call for assistance

If your vehicle needs to be towed, contact a tow company and ask them to deliver your vehicle to Referral Collision in Shakopee.

8. Contact your insurance company

Advise them that you have been involved in an accident and that you have already selected a shop to do the repairs.


Remember that it is your right to choice where you would like to have the repairs completed. Select a shop that works best for your needs.