Accident Support Services Ltd. Receives Approval to Open a Collision Reporting Center in Partnership with the Belleville Police Service

Belleville, January 24, 2003 — Accident Support Services Ltd., Facilitators of Collision Reporting to the Insurance Industry, is pleased to announce that on March 31, 2003 we will open a Collision Reporting Centre with the Belleville Police Service.

The Belleville 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 Belleville Collision Reporting Centre will be located at the Police Station, 93 Dundas Street East, in Belleville. The hours of operation are from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturdays. 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, photograph the damage to the vehicle, and offer them the opportunity to contact their broker or insurance company directly from the Police Station, offering the citizen a one stop service opportunity.

Accident Support Services is under contract with the Barrie, London, Peterborough, North Bay, Owen Sound, Brantford 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 greater 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 For further information on the Belleville Police Service, please visit their web site at