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Collision Reporting Centre

In Ontario, the Highway Traffic Act requires you to report any motor vehicle collision where a person is injured or where there is more than $2000 in apparent damage.

Owen Sound works in collaboration with Accident Support Services to provide our community with efficient and effective collision reporting through the Collision Report Centre (CRC). 

Motor vehicle collisions that occur within the City of Owen Sound are directed to the Collision Reporting Centre (CRC) EXCEPT in more serious circumstances where you are directed to call 911, such as:

  • The collision results in serious injury or death
  • A vehicle involved in the collision is carrying hazardous material
  • There is reason to believe criminality is involved (i.e. impaired driver, stolen vehicle, etc.)
  • If you or another person is in imminent danger
  • If you witness or are involved in a hit and run on the roadway. Make sure to take down the licence plate number, description of the vehicle and occupants, and location and direction of travel of the suspect, if possible.

What to bring to a Collision Reporting Centre:

  1. The vehicle involved in the collision
  2. Vehicle Ownership
  3. Proof of Insurance
  4. Driver's Licence
  5. Information exchanged with the other driver(s)
  6. Witness information (if applicable)
  7. Passenger(s) information (if applicable)
  8. If your vehicle has been towed from the collision scene, confirm with the tow company that the vehicle has been towed to and from CRC for photos.

Frequently Asked Questions:

YES, during business hours, towed vehicles must go directly to the Collision Reporting Centre from the scene of the collision unless when said exceptions are present.

YES if there is no suspect information. Otherwise a Police Officer will be dispatched if there is a suspect vehicle or if the suspect vehicle is still in the area of the collision.

A driver involved in a property damage collision will report the collision at the Collision Reporting Centre during business hours, unless when said exceptions are present.

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