TORONTO, November 27, 2002 — Accident Support Services Ltd., Facilitators of Collision Reporting to the Insurance Industry, is pleased to announce that on December 12, 2002 we will begin a 6-month pilot project with the Owen Sound Police Service.
The Owen Sound Collision Reporting Centre will provide enhanced value to the public in the investigation of vehicle collisions. Rather than Police attending the scene of the accident, citizens would exchange information, and then they would have 48 hours to report property damage only collisions, towed or driveable, 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 Owen Sound Collision Reporting Centre will be located at 934 Second Avenue West (next to the Police Station) in Owen Sound. The hours of operation are from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Upon the citizens arrival at the centre, they will be greeted, and a member of our staff will help them complete the police report, direct them to police personnel as needed, take a photo image of the damage to the vehicle, and offer them the opportunity to contact their broker or insurance company directly from the Collision Reporting Centre, offering the citizen a one stop service opportunity.
Accident Support Services is under contract with the Barrie, London, Peterborough, North Bay and Toronto Police Services, as well as with the Ontario Provincial Police. Our goal is to facilitate an active partnership between the police and insurers in post accident care by providing knowledgeable advice and assistance to accident victims with empathy, integrity and availability. This results in increased convenience for the public as well as higher road safety. Our supporting insurers fund the program; therefore, there is no cost to the public for these additional services.
For more information on Accident Support Services Ltd., please call or email Bob Gutwein at (416) 745-3301, email [email protected]. Please visit our Website at www.accsupport.com. For further information on the Owen Sound Police Service, please visit their website at www.owensoundpolice.com