Belleville, April 4, 2003 — Accident Support Services International Ltd., Facilitators of Collision Reporting for Police and the Insurance Industry, is pleased to announce that the Belleville Collision Reporting Centre opens today, April 4, 2003 to service the citizens of Belleville. This opening begins a 6-month pilot project with the Belleville Police Service.
The Belleville Collision Reporting Centre will provide a convenient reporting environment to the public for the investigation of property damage 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 is located at 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 – 4:00 PM on Saturday. Citizens no longer will have to wait for police to arrive for property damage collisions, but rather exchange information and attend the reporting centre during business hours. 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 apply the “Damage Reported To Police” sticker to the damaged portion of the vehicle. Not only will the citizen be able to report their accident in a safe and convenient location, but we will also offer them the opportunity to immediately contact their Broker or Insurance Company to get their claim started right from the police station. This provides the citizen a true one-stop solution and helps them get back to normal as quickly as possible. Insurance Companies fund the program; therefore, there is no cost to the public or police for these additional services.
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 higher road safety.