A 37-year-old man was admitted with neurological complaints after a traffic accident. Physical examination showed no signs of injury due to the accident. Magnetic resonance imaging of the neck revealed a well-demarcated lesion showing homogeneous contrast enhancement at the level of C1-2. The patient underwent elective surgery, and histopathological diagnosis of the surgical specimen was made as cervical schwannoma. His neurological complaints disappeared on the second postoperative day. No neurological deficit was observed at six-month follow-up. To our knowledge, there has been no literature report in which the diagnosis of cervical schwannoma was made during investigation of trauma-induced neurological symptoms.