Here the Riverland we come across many types of road accidents that metropolitan repairers rarely see, and the most common of these would be kangaroo hits.
These wonderful creatures always manage to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and they can do an awful lot of damage to a vehicle.
One of the most important things to remember when driving on country roads is that if a kangaroo or another animal jumps or runs out in front of you, don’t swerve, just hit it.
That sounds strange and kinda wrong but cars are designed to take the impact and keep you safe.
If you hit the wildlife without swerving you are less likely to end up in oncoming traffic or roll your vehicle.
Preservation of life is the most important part of any vehicle accident and even though it is instinctive for us to try and avoid hitting a kangaroo, you are better off just trying to slow down as much as possible and hit it directly.
Making sure that everyone is OK after an impact is the primary concern. After the accident occurs, both physical and mental health are something that should be considered.
The shock of the motor vehicle accident and the pure disbelief that it has happened can sometimes take your breath away. Remember to gather your thoughts. You might have the shakes, feel clammy and sometimes you may feel nauseous. These are all normal after an accident.
Telling your experience to others can relieve the tension and stress.
That’s where your insurance company and us come into it. We are here to help you!
When you have a car accident everything seems to go wrong at the same time. Nothing seems right, your car looks worse for wear and, without fail, you can never find what you are looking for.
We understand that it’s not the best way to meet people and yet we are here for you, to help you every step of the way.
Take some time before considering your options, take a breath and then call all the necessary authorities and your insurance company.
We have had plenty of experience with accidents of all types. We know what to do. We will listen to you and help you to make it as less traumatic.