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.
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.
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.’