This is either one very unlucky driver or there’s something amiss with the amount of crashes they are involved in.

Three motorists have shared footage of their vehicles crashing into the back of the same blue BMW at the same roundabout in recent times.

The driver brakes heard just as the lights turn to amber causing the cars behind to hit the car.

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The dash cam user crashes into the back of the blue BMW in an alleged 'crash for cash' incident, one of three suspected cases captured on film that have happened on the same roundabout involving a similar looking car in January, Five Ways Island, Birmingham, West Mids, UK, January 2019. THIS is the shocking moment THREE accidents are caused by alleged ?crash for cash? scammers on the SAME roundabout. The incidents have all been captured on the Five Ways roundabout close to Birmingham City Centre, with what appears to be the same car pulling the same manoeuvre to cause an accident. The astonishing video has been shared across Facebook and social-media users have been posting the clip to warn others of the danger. The three separate videos all feature a blue BMW car that slowly approaches the traffic lights on the roundabout, and then when the light turns to amber suddenly slamming on their brakes causing the following car to crash into the back of them. One of the incidents took place on 25th January 2019 ? whilst the dates of the other two accidents are unknown. ... SEE COPY AND VID ... PIC BY NEWS DOG MEDIA ... 0121 517 0019

The same make and model of car is seen on all the smashes, but has a different number plate each time (Picture: News Dog Media)

All three collisions were recorded at Five Ways roundabout in Birmingham City Centre. The only difference is the registration number.

In one of the clips, car behind collides into the back of the BMW, pushing it slightly.

The Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) has warned drivers about becoming ‘cash for crash’ victims, which sees criminals deliberately cause accidents in order to collect insurance money.

Last year, more than 150 people fraudsters were convicted in Britain’s biggest ‘cash for crash’ scam, which saw a family-run garage rake in more than £2 million.

The Yandell family conspired with friends and relatives to con the insurance industry out of cash.

But the scammers were caught out after a five-year probe by specialist investigators who analysed dozens of fake claims.

Fiveways roundabout in Birmingham where all three crashes occurred

Fiveways roundabout in Birmingham where all three crashes occurred (Picture: Google Street View)



How to avoid becoming a victim of a 'cash for crash' scam

Keep a safe distance to reduce your risk of running into the back of somebody and allow a greater stopping distance.

Beware of Tailgaters. By forcing you to concentrate on the car behind, the criminals will attempt to take your eyes of the car in front of you.

The car in front is ‘in on the act’ and could brake suddenly, forcing you to hit the back of them, as your attention was diverted.

Always look for brake lights as non- functioning lights can be a ploy to trap unsuspecting motorists.

Take extra care in traffic until you are certain that the vehicle in front has fully operational brake lights.

If a car looks to be slowing quickly and the brake lights are not illuminated, give that particular car plenty of room.

IFED also advises to take extra care at roundabouts or areas where there is stop-start congestion and to beware of cars rapidly pulling out of junctions and then braking in front of you.

Drivers of commercial vehicles are warned to be extra aware of scams because ‘there is a high probability of the vehicle being fully insured and a company may be less likely to contest a claim.’

Source: IFED

 



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