It is not necessary to report all road traffic accidents to police. However, section 170 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 states that the police should be called, or an accident report made at a police station, when:
- Someone suffers a personal injury.
- Damage is caused and the perpetrator doesn’t stop (hit and run).
- Damage is caused, the parties involved stop, but names and addresses are not exchanged.
Therefore, it is import to report any road traffic accident to the police when a personal injury occurs, as this could later form part of the evidence for any injury claim.