Incident/Accident Procedures

Auto Accidents 

PROCEDURES TO FOLLOW IN THE EVENT OF AN AUTO ACCIDENT

Anyone using, operating, or otherwise responsible for a University Vehicle or University Leased/Rented Vehicle who is involved in an accident resulting in damage to the vehicle and/or involved in an accident resulting in personal injury or private property damage shall follow these steps:

  •   Remain at the scene of the accident
  •   Contact law enforcement:
    •          If the incident occurred on campus, contact Public Safety at x4999
    •          If the incident occurred off-campus, contact the local/state police department for that jurisdiction
  •      Do not admit fault, even if you are issued a citation
  •      Ask other driver for name, license number, insurance carrier, policy number, and contact information
  •      Make a note of the license plate number, year, make, and model of the other vehicle(s)
  •      If witnesses are present, ask for their names and phone numbers
  •      Make a note of the police report number (If avaliable)
  •      Report incident to the Department of Public Safety (570) 408-4999

 Auto-related injuries

Wilkes University employees may be covered under the university workers’ compensation insurance program. If you believe you are covered under workers' compensation, contact the Human Resources office (570) 408-4644.