‘Crash-for-cash’ scammer deliberately runs into path of car – Metro.co.uk

A man is seen hurling himself into the path of an oncoming car in shocking footage of a suspected ‘crash-for-cash’ scam.

Driver Ryan Johnson said he was driving home from work when the man ran at him on a blind corner.

Video filmed on his car dashcam captures Ryan yelling ‘you f****** silly b******’ after the man rolls over his bonnet. He said the incident has dented his car.

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Ryan, 19, posted the video to Facebook saying he was driving in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, yesterday when the man came out of nowhere.

He can clearly be seen looking at the car before he runs into it.

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Ryan described the crash as ‘an absolutely horrible experience’.

He said: ‘This happens on a blind corner. Any info or anyone recognise him would be massively helpful.

‘Left with multiple dents in the bonnet.’

He added: ‘Very clearly he did it on purpose for some quick cash, didn’t turn out well for him.’

The video shows the man flipping over the car bonnet before landing head first on the ground.

Ryan Johnson was driving home from work when he said the man came running towards him (Picture: Deadline News)
The man flipped over Ryan’s car bonnet (Picture: Deadline News)

Ryan said that after the incident, he decided to drive away rather than confront the man.

He said: ‘I have read of the situation where the ‘victim’ got to their feet, reached in, and grabbed the dashcam and ran off.’

Humberside Police said it had received ‘two conflicting reports’ in relation to the crash on Brumby Wood Lane, Scunthorpe, on Wednesday at around 2.30pm.

‘We are looking into the circumstances surrounding this incident,’ a police spokesman said.

‘A pedestrian sustained minor injuries but refused any treatment. The car driver was unhurt.’

Police asked witnesses to come forward quoting log number 310 or 311 of 27/03/19.

According to the Insurance Fraud Bureau, ‘crash for cash’ bids cost the industry £340m every year.

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