HOUSTON – It can happen at any time, anywhere.
Would you know what to do if you were involved in a car crash?
KPRC 2′s Anavid Reyes spoke with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office to give you a step-by-step look at what you should do if you are involved in a crash.
In an accident on the highway?
- If your vehicle is still driveable -- move as far to the right and away from traffic. It’s even better if you can get off of the highway and drive into a parking lot.
- Call 911 while inside your car and wait for the officer to arrive. Don’t try to exchange information on the side of the highway.
- An officer will give you a case number and, when it’s safe, take your own pictures and video to assess the damage.
If you’re driving in the pre-dawn hours:
- The same rules apply, but lighting is key. Have your emergency lights on as you wait inside your vehicle for an officer to get to you.