Motor Vehicle Accident

In the event that you are involved in or witness a motor vehicle accident on campus, immediately:
  1. Call 711 from a University phone or 443-2224 from any other phone and provide the dispatcher with:
    • Your name
    •  Your location (including nearest cross streets)
    • Your phone number
    • Description of any injuries
    • Number and description of vehicles involved
  2. If the vehicles are operational, move them out of the roadway.
  3. Do not move any injured person.  Keep the person calm and as comfortable as possible.
  4. Remain with any injured person until emergency responders arrive.
  5. If possible, have drivers license, vehicle registration, and insurance cards ready for the responding Department of Public Safety officer or Syracuse Police officer.
  6. Follow instructions of emergency responders.

Medical Emergency

If a person becomes ill or is injured and requires immediate assistance:
  1. Call 711 (campus phone) or 443-2224 (all other phones) and give the following information:
    • Building name
    • Floor/office number
    • Details of the illness/injury
  2. Stay on the phone for further instructions
  3. Do not move the injured/ill person.
  4. If you are not trained, do not attempt medical assistance before trained assistance arrives, unless the circumstances require immediate steps to preserve the life or health of the injured person before the arrival of such trained assistance.
  5. If possible, assign someone to meet emergency personnel at the closest entrance.
  6. Remain with the victim until first responders arrive.  Limit communication with the victim to no more than quiet reassurances.
  7. Report all information to emergency personnel (Department of Public Safety/Environmental Health and Safety Services Office/Syracuse University Ambulance).