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This page has examples of sketches of accident scenes. It is important to draw a sketch using your own details and based on your own circumstances. If you need more help, you should get legal advice.
Case study - Rob and Mick
Rob parked his car at a shopping centre. After checking his mirrors, Rob slowly reversed out of a parking spot at the shops when he suddenly felt a bump. Rob had run into a car that was behind him. Rob does not have comprehensive car insurance. Rob tried to resolve the dispute with Mick and sent him a letter of demand to pay for the cost of repairs to his car. Rob draws a sketch of the accident scene.
This is a sketch showing Rob's car reversing out of a car space and Mick's car hitting the left rear side of Rob's car. The sketch also shows the position of the witness' car, the flow of traffic in the car park, 10km speed limit and the point of collision.
Case study - Marley
Marley was driving her car down a crowded street on Friday night when she had an accident. She had slowed down to let a car on the side of the road finish pulling out of a parking spot when she was hit from behind by another car. The other driver drove away from the scene of the accident without exchanging details with Marley. Marley saw the registration number of the other car and reported the accident to the Police. Marley makes an access application to Transport for NSW to find out the other driver's details. Marley draws a sketch of the accident scene.
This is a sketch showing Marley's car giving way to a car pulling out of a car space and Lara's car hitting the rear of Marley's car. The sketch also shows the position of the witness' car travelling in the opposite direction, the flow of traffic on the street, 60km speed limit and the point of collision.