Car Accidents: Who is the first person you call after being in a crash?

Car Accidents: Who is the first person you call after being in a crash?

Arriving safely at one’s destination doesn’t always go according to plan. Responsible driving is something all road users should strive for, but what to do if you end up in a car accident?

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When our lives are threatened, like in the case of a car crash, humans develop an instinctive defense against danger, fight or flight.


This adrenaline rush can be intense and is often used to avoid danger or react quickly and even help rescue others. There is a lot of things that rushes through one’s mind, making sure everyone is safe and out of danger, informing the authorities, and phoning your insurance company.


But once you have ensured that everyone is safe and out of danger, and after informing all the necessary parties, who is the first person you call to let them know that you are fine? A family member? A friend? Your husband?

#HighSchoolHits presenter Renaldo Schwarp was in a car accident in Johannesburg earlier this week, where he sustained minor injuries. The first person he called? His mother.

Last weekend, Miss South Africa Adè van Heerden also sustained minor injuries following a car accident in Randpark Ridge in Johannesburg. 


The Miss South Africa organisation confirmed the incident which took place on Sunday on Twitter. According to the tweet Adè sustained "minor bumps and bruises" but is doing "well."


Read more: Miss SA recovering after car crash


Let Renaldo Schwarp know who you would call first after ebing in a car crash, comment below.

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