and help the injured. Under Section 134 of the Motor
Vehicles Act, it is the responsibility of the driver
of the vehicle involved in the accident to convey
the injured to the nearest hospital / medical practioner.
The doctor in such a case shall be duty bound to provide
medical aid without waiting for any procedural formalities
the accident involves a vehicle carrying dangerous
goods (oil tankers, chemical carriers etc.), keep
everyone away. Do not let anyone smoke in the vicinity.
medical assistance. If the person refuses medical
assistance, try to obtain in writing from the person
that he does not desire any medical help.
down names and addresses of witnesses and registration
numbers of vehicles passing by, these could prove
useful during investigations.
a policeman comes on scene, note his name and number
not move the vehicle - unless ordered by a police
officer to do so / to remove a trapped person / to
prevent obstruction to fire services.
victim and his relatives have a RIGHT to obtain the
copy of the FIRST INFORMATION REPORT, PANCHNAMA, MEDICAL
REPORT and other relevant documents for claiming compensation.
The victim can move the Motor Accident Claim Tribunal
as prescribed by the law.