You can just call 911, and the state police, Lakeland Police Department, or another local law enforcement agency will respond. Do you have to call the police if your accident seems minor? It is always in your best interests to do so. Police can help keep everyone safe on the scene, especially if your vehicle is still in the road. They can get emergency medical attention for anyone that needs it. And they will also investigate your crash and fill out a Florida Traffic Crash Report. This routine document can be an important piece of evidence when you are seeking financial compensation after being hit by a negligent driver. Note which law enforcement agency responded and ask for the officer’s name and badge number. Then get a copy of your accident report as soon as it becomes available.