Accidents occur and nobody needs to undergo such a traumatic expertise in the event that they might help it. Nonetheless, there are some unscrupulous folks on the market who will do something for cash, together with pretending to get hit in order that they will declare compensation from harmless drivers.
A Facebook user, Lum, posted a video recently taken from a dashcam on his brother’s car. It shows a motorcyclist deliberately swerving into his path so that he can be knocked down when he could have avoided the car totally. It is a really dramatic performance as the motorcyclist deliberately swerves into the path of the car and then rolls on the ground as if he has really been hurt.
He added that the timestamp on the video is wrong as the internal battery died a long time ago but confirms that it happened over the weekend on October 5th. He said, “When my brother went to check on him, he (the motorcyclist) immediately accused my brother of being in the wrong as he ‘hit someone from the back’ and demanded compensation.”
The video shows a helpful “passerby” approaching the scene not long after that and helped the motorcyclist, pointing out that it was Lum’s brother’s fault. The passerby also said that Lum’s brother should pay compensation to the motorcyclist. By then, Lum said his brother was being threatened, as the motorcyclist said that he would call his friends if the case was not settled.
He refused to pay anything and asked the motorcyclist for his contact number. However, the motorcyclist did not want to do so unless compensation was provided. The motorcyclist then threatened to make a police report and Lum’s brother agreed, as they could not come to an agreement.
“So we went to the police station, where we brought along this dashcam recording. The sergeant immediately dismissed the case and concluded that the motorcyclist was in the wrong, but also revealed that the motorcyclist was using a fake number plate belonging to a Perodua Myvi,” he said. Wah, so daring!
Of course, the motorcyclist never showed up to the police station seeing as he had no concrete claim and was using a fake number plate as well. While you may think that an accident between a car and a motorcycle means that the car is always at fault, this is not true at all as all motorists have to adhere to the same laws.
Lum shared the incident out to warn others about scammers like these who will stop at nothing to try and blackmail you. He said, “Be alert and vigilant. There are people out there who will stage an accident to try to coerce some money from you, or could do other more dangerous things such as robbing you once you get out from your car. Please install a good dashcam to protect yourself.”
Watch the full video here:
Be careful out there and always be alert!
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