Timmins, Ontario will have a Collision Reporting Centre by the end of July 2007.
Located in northeastern Ontario, the City of Timmins has a population of about 44,000 people.
Accident Support Services Ltd., which facilitates collision reporting to the insurance industry, has announced that on July 30, 2007 it will open a collision reporting center in partnership with the Timmins Police Service.
The Timmins Collision Reporting Center will provide enhanced value to the public in the investigation of vehicle collisions, Accident Support Services announced in a press release. Rather than police attending the scene of their accident, citizens will exchange information, and will have 48 hours to report property damage only collisions, towed or driveable, at the collision reporting center.
Police will continue to attend collisions involving injury or death, alcohol, criminal activity, vehicles transporting dangerous goods or police vehicles.
The Timmins Collision Reporting Center will be located at the new police station located at 185 Spruce Street South in Timmins.
Hours of operation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Upon the citizens arrival at the center, they will be greeted, and a member of our staff will help them complete the police report, direct them to police personnel as needed, photograph the damage to the vehicle, and offer them the opportunity to contact their family, broker or insurance company directly from the police station, offering the citizen a one-stop service opportunity, Accident Support Services Ltd. said in a release.