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Kuwait - Car accidents procedure

It is a requirement of law that all car accidents are reported to the police immediately, by dialling 777. Failure to do so will often result in a fine and/or a custodial sentence. Leaving the scene of an accident, even when the injured are required to get to hospital immediately, will sometimes be considered an ‘admission of guilt’. You will be required to immediately produce your Civil ID, local driving licence and vehicle registration document.

Should the accident have resulted in a serious injury or death there is every chance that the driver(s) will be taken into custody to await a court appearance. You should contact your embassy immediately. Court proceedings are usually in Arabic so make sure that you are represented by a lawyer speaking your language that you can trust.

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