Cornwall Collision Reporting Centre

Cornwall’s Collision Reporting Centre opened on April 26, 2005 as a six-month pilot project with Accident Support Services International Ltd., which operates similar facilities in Ontario.

The CRC provides a convenient reporting environment to the public for the investigation of property damage vehicle collisions. Rather than Police attending the scene of an accident, citizens exchange information, and then they have 48 hours to report property damage only collisions, towed or drivable, at the Collision Reporting Centre. Police will continue to attend collisions involving injury or death, alcohol, criminal activity, vehicles transporting dangerous goods or police vehicles.

The purpose of the CRC is to provide assistance to persons who are involved in a motor vehicle collision and to ensure that the insurance industry is involved from the beginning. Claims are taken care of sooner and both the motorist and the insurance industry benefit from this service.

“The Establishment of the CRC has effectively decreased the number of motor vehicle collisions investigated by Community Patrol Officers, says Chief Daniel Parkinson adding that, as a direct result of less calls for service; there has been a more proactive interaction with our youth in schools and ultimately a greater presence and visibility in our community.”

WHAT IS A COLLISION REPORTING CENTRE?

A Collision Reporting Centre is a facility where the public in Cornwall report traffic collisions and is located at 340 Pitt Street, Cornwall, Ontario.

The Highway Traffic Act requires that all collisions where persons are injured, where damage exceeds a combined value of $2,000.00, or where there is damage to highway property, MUST be reported to the Police.

MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISIONS

Steps to be taken by all drivers before attending the Collision Reporting Centre:

  1. Check the "exception list" to determine if Police presence is required at the scene.
  2. If it is safe to do so, remove vehicle from the roadway.
  3. Exchange information with the other involved parties, including independent witnesses. Obtain names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance and vehicle particulars, including licence plate number.
  4. As soon as possible, attend with your vehicle at the Police Collision Reporting Centre. If your vehicle is drivable, you have 48 hours to report your accident at the Collision Reporting Centre.
  5. Bring your documentation with you to the Police Reporting Centre, i.e. drivers licence, ownership and insurance. The driver must attend with the vehicle.

DO YOU REPORT HIT AND RUN COLLISIONS AT THE COLLISION REPORTING CENTRE?

YES, if there is no suspect vehicle.

A Police Officer will be dispatched if the suspect vehicle is still in the area of the collision.

WHEN SHOULD A DRIVER ATTEND THE POLICE REPORTING CENTRE?

A driver involved in a property damage collision will report the collision at the Collision Reporting Centre during business hours (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday), with the following exceptions:

- EXCEPTIONS -

Police will attend collisions involving:

  1. Injury or death;
  2. Criminal activity, examples: Impaired driving, stolen vehicle, assault;
  3. Federal, provincial, or municipal vehicles;
  4. Vehicles transporting dangerous goods;
  5. Damage to private, municipal or highway property.

WITHOUT EXCEPTION, DURING BUSINESS HOURS, TOWED VEHICLES MUST GO DIRECTLY TO THE POLICE REPORTING CENTRE FROM THE SCENE OF THE COLLISION.

The Collision Reporting Centre is located at:

Cornwall Accident Support Services Ltd.
340 Pitt Street Cornwall, ON K6H 5T7
Telephone: (613) 930-7458
Fax: (613) 930-7457
Email: cornwall@accsupport.com

Click on the above logo for more information about Accident Support Services Ltd.

To locate the Collision Reporting Centre in Cornwall, please follow any of the Cornwall Police Signs located throughout the City. Click on the map to enlarge.

The operating hours of the Collision Reporting Centre are from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. If you have any questions or require any further information, please contact the Collision Reporting Centre at 613-930-7458.

To download an information pamphlet click on the appropriate link below.

Collision Reporting Centre Pamphlet

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