Moment man falls in slow motion onto car bonnet in ridiculous ‘crash for cash’ bid – Mirror Online

Ridiculous footage has emerged showing the moment a man hurls himself onto a car bonnet in slow motion in an alleged “crash for cash” scam.

The bizarre dashcam recorded in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire on November 1, shows the man staggering in the road, before tumbling onto the bonnet and sliding slowly to the floor.

The two pals in the car were left stunned before two security guards then dragged the man out of the road and gestured to them to keep moving.

The computer technician drover, 49, reckons the man was looking to make a false insurance claim for compensation as as part of a crash for cash scam.

Speaking about the footage which was recorded about 6am, the driver said: “I was driving along and I saw the car ahead put on the brakes so I slowed down, but I came to a stop when I saw him in the road – I thought he was drunk.

The man is seen staggering towards the car in the footage
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“He put his hands on the bonnet and then slowly fell to the floor.

“I was about to reverse and full beam him but then two security guards came along and started dragging him out the road.

“It was definitely an attempt to get some compensation, he was trying some sort of scam but he didn’t do it very well.”

The man threw himself on the car bonnet in slow motion
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The stunned driver initially laughed at the strange situation but after arriving at work he began to realise how serious it could have been.

As he was travelling past a mental health hospital, Millbrook Mental Health Unit at the time, he began to suspect the man in the road could have been a patient.

He said: “We just sat there in shock and wondered if he could be one of the patients from the hospital.

The man throwing himself on the floor
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“It was quite funny at first because it was so ridiculous but when I got to work I watched the footage and I realised it could have been a lot worse.

“He could have started smashing up my car or anything.”

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the Millbrook Mental Health Unit, has been approached for comment.

Crash for cash gangs often work together to snare innocent motorists.

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