When you encounter a car accident, be sure to stay at the scene. Leaving the scene of a car accident that involves injuries could result in serious criminal penaltys. Check to make sure all passengers are okay. Turn off the engines to all cars involved. Exchange information with the other people involved in the accident. You will need to call the police and you can ask for a police report to be filed. Talk to all witnesses if there are any. Talk to your insurance company and try to take pictures of the accident. Whatever you do, make sure NOT to leave the scene.