WASHINGTON -- A car accident is never pleasant for anyone involved. Several major auto insurance companies are making the fallout easier by offering smartphone apps that allow drivers to document information on the spot.
Photographing damage, sending GPS locations and initiating claims are just some of the key features, reports the New York Times. Some apps also provide information on towing services and rental cars.
Despite the new technology, a police report should still be filed manually if needed.
WTOP's Darci Marchese contributed to this report. Follow WTOP on Twitter.
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