When the car flips, the situation is one that is frightening. Firstly, stay calm. Panicking will only add to the anxiety of the situation. Southside towing offers the following tips on what to do if your car flips while driving in Sydney.
Staying calm is necessary as you need clear judgment. The situation is a dangerous one, and you need to stay calm and focused on your survival.
When the car flips, you will feel an impact. Brace for it. You will likely immediately grab the steering wheel and grip hard. That is okay, but it is essential that you know when to let go of the steering wheel. Like the car, the impact force will move from the tyres to the steering wheel, so it is necessary to let go of the wheel when the car starts to roll. A good way to protect yourself during impact is to cross your arms over your body and hold yourself in place using your legs. Also, be alert to your surroundings and stay clear of the roof if your car’s frame starts to fail or collapses.
When the car has stopped rolling, turn off the car asap. There is always the concern of fires in this type of situation and turning the ignition off will help to prevent fires from starting due to fuel leaks. If you see flames or smell gasoline, get out of the car as soon as possible and stay a safe distance away from the car as it can ignite. Be cautious when you exit the car as there may be broken glass and metal.
As soon as the car stops, you are aware of the condition of you and your passengers and have made a safe exit, call 000. If you have your cell phone, take some pictures of your insurance claim.
After your call to 000, contact your local towing company. Southside Towing is a Sydney towing company that responds quickly to emergency situations. For more information on our services, contact us at the number below, or visit our homepage. For fast, affordable towing, call Southside Towing at 03 9842 3148.
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