An accident is defined as an incident in which a University vehicle is involved (whether in motion, temporarily stopped, parked or being loaded or unloaded) that results in personal injury and/or property damage, regardless of who was hurt, what property was damaged or who was responsible.
In the event of an accident involving a university van, the following procedures should be followed, regardless of the extent of damage: Emergency Procedures
- Stop immediately! Do not leave the scene until a police report has been taken.
- Take necessary steps to prevent additional accidents at the scene.
- Call a police, doctor, ambulance, or emergency medical team, if necessary. If qualified to do so, render aid to the injured until help arrives.
- At the scene, write down the following information from all other drivers
- Name, address, phone
- Driver's license number
- License plate number and size
- Insurance information, i.e., name of the insurance company and agent, phone number, policy number
- Get names, addresses and phone numbers from all witnesses.
- Give your name, address, place of employment and supervisor's name to the police officer.
- While at the scene of the accident, secure information needed to complete SLU's Automobile Accident Report Form. A copy of this form can be found in the packet you received from Transportation Services and must be sent to Risk Management within two business days.
Do not make any statement, oral or written, as to whom was at fault, since any admission may impair the insurer's ability to defend questionable legal liability. The appropriate legal authority will decide fault or liability. While your signature is required if a traffic citation is issued to you, your signature does not constitute an admission of guilt. Reporting of Accidents/Injuries
Accidents and/or injuries to anyone must be reported at once to Public Safety (314) 977-3000. Public Safety will notify Risk Management and Transportation Services. Follow-up Paperwork by Driver
Complete and submit the Automobile Accident Report Form to Risk Management, in Wool Center 3rd Floor or fax to (314) 977-1457.
Risk Management will coordinate with Transportation Services for vehicle assessments and repairs. NOTE: For detailed information on deductibles and other payment information visit Risk Management's page.