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Traffic Accidents in Victoria

In Victoria, section 61 of the Road Safety Act 1986 requires that if you are involved in a traffic accident, under certain circumstances you must report it to the police. These circumstances include:

  • if a person or animal is injured or has died
  • if anyone’s property has been damaged as a consequence of the accident, or
  • if the other party involved in the accident does not stop or refuses to provide you with their particulars (name, address, name and address of vehicle owner, vehicle registration and vehicle details such as colour and make).

Following an accident, you are required to stop your vehicle, check to see whether anyone is injured and provide them with any assistance you can, and then at the soonest possible occasion, provide your details to all the relevant parties (other driver’s involved, injured parties, owners of damaged property, the police). If your vehicle is un-roadworthy, you must arrange to have it towed.

Traffic Accidents in VIC is required to provide details to all the relevant parties
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Michelle Makela

Michelle Makela is one of our Legal Practice Directors and the National Practice Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and a Master’s in Criminology. Michelle has had a varied career, working in commercial litigation, criminal law, family law and estate planning. Michelle joined Go To Court Lawyers in 2011. She now supervises a team of over 80 solicitors across Australia.

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