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Have a plan in place for when you find yourself in an accident. Some important steps to keep in mind include immediately turning your vehicle off and staying at the scene. If anyone is injured from the collision, call emergency medical services and the police. Take photos of the damage if you can, and exchange insurance information with the other driver. Also, contact your insurance company to report the accident, even if you don’t plan to file a claim.

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