Make sure to get to a safe location at the crash site, then call 911. Remain at the scene until law enforcement arrives. In Ohio, it is illegal to leave the scene of a reportable car accident unless it is for emergency medical care. The responding officer will likely be from the Columbus Police, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, or Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Once an officer arrives, get their name, badge number, and agency. This will help you find your Ohio Crash Report – an important piece of evidence to support your claim. Get checked out by emergency medical personnel even if you feel okay. You may be suffering from internal bleeding, vital organ damage, delayed pain, or broken bones and not even know it.