Typically when a vehicle hits a pedestrian, it’s either the pedestrian not paying attention and veering into the path of the vehicle or it’s the driver not paying attention and veering into the path of a pedestrian.
Rarely do you see a pedestrian deliberately walk out on to the road attempting to get hit by a car. Well, unless there’s insurance fraud involved.
The driver brakes and the pedestrian throws themselves on to the car and subsequently on to the road.
What happened next alarmed the driver enough to trigger a warning that something wasn’t right.
Several people immediately ran from behind the driver to assist the pedestrian in what appears to be a carefully constructed insurance scam. The driver, fully aware of their attempts at fraud, reverses away from the pedestrian and then drives around the group fleeting to safety.
The Insurance Fraud Bureau of Australia (IFBA) estimates dodgy claims (such as what this one was likely to become) cost insurance companies $2.2 billion every year.
Have you ever been involved in a dodgy insurance case before?