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BC Road Safety: What to Do When You are in a Car Collision

Road safety in Canada is important to consider especially during fall and winter seasons. According to Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), 44% of car accidents involving pedestrians happen between October and January. In British Columbia, 76% of that type of accident happens at road intersections. Keep yourself and others safe by following ICBC suggestions regarding road safety. You can also explore this section for more information. However, despite the precautions, accidents do happen and here are what you need to do when you are involved in a car crash - whether you are the driver, a bus or car passenger, a cyclist, or a pedestrian: 1. Check for any injuries. Assess that everybody is safe, call 911 for police and especially if someone is in need of urgent medical attention. 2. Do NOT move your car until the police arrive. It does not matter if you are in an intersection. It is important for the first responders to see how the accident happened. More importantly, do not move your car until both parties took photos of the accident. 3. Collect the necessary information from ALL parties: • License information • Vehicle registration • Witnesses’ name and phone number - this is very important for when your claim is under ICBC investigation. • Take photos or save the dashcam video of the crash 4. Report your claim to ICBC as soon as possible especially if you have any injuries or medical symptoms caused by the collision. You can call ICBC 24/7: 604-520-8222 or 1-800-910-4222 anywhere in Canada or the U.S.

You can also file online here.

Make sure to write down your claim number. You will use this for the medical benefits you are eligible for. 5. See a doctor to assess your injuries and symptoms. Sometimes, whiplash and other symptoms occur days or weeks after the crash. If you do not have a GP, go to a walk-in clinic and ensure that there is documented evidence that records your complaints. 6. When your claim is approved, you are eligible for medical treatments from: physiotherapists, chiropractor, registered massage therapists, kinesiologist, psychologist, clinical counsellor, and acupuncturist. *This info is as of September 4, 2020. Source: ICBC Treatment Guide. 6. Call a Personal Injury Lawyer to ask for assistance especially if you are unable to work because of the accident, your car is totalled, or if you feel that you are being treated unfairly. 7. For more information, please visit ICBC’s page regarding injury claims. Hope this helped! Let me know if you have any questions by commenting below. - Joy

The Intersession Woes

I am not going to lie. I am struggling. My physical and mental health is suffering. Yes, this is my first blog post and this is not how I pictured what my first post will be as an MPH student. I thought I will be quite energized to tell you how I want to share what I have learned so far in the academe. But being in school AND working equivalent to a full-time job is stressful. And then when COVID-19 happened in March, my anxiety was through the roof. Now, in the Intersession semester (the school term from May-June), there is an endless to-do list that is begging to be finished, homework to do, readings to skim, and I realized remote learning was not for me. The fast-paced nature of this term plus the online delivery of the courses was a little too intense and quite frankly, it's a little hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. For quite some time now, I have mixed feelings of being in school. I love what I'm learning and the community that I am in, but when reality hits, it does hit you hard on the face, you may as well be knocked-out in this round. Hoping to be better soon, Joy

Paving the path to a brighter future

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Beyond bucks: 10 ways to make a difference

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Finding support and help: how your community can make a difference

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