Skip to comments.Guilty: Faker who boarded bus after non-crash
Posted on 04/07/2011 2:21:06 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen
If someone were to write Insurance Fraud for Dummies, it might include such advice as: Before you fake an injury, make sure there's an actual crash. Also, don't get caught on video running a quarter-block to board a bus after an accident.
"It's almost comical," said Assistant District Attorney Linda Montag.
On Nov. 19, 2008, a SEPTA bus made contact with a taxi in the 1300 block of Walnut Street about 2 p.m., she said.
"It was a very small tap by a taxicab. There wasn't even a scratch on the bus," she said.
Yet three people - including two men who ran aboard after the incident - began claiming bodily harm
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During the Dinkins Administration in NYC there were a whole bunch running around with a neck brace in their back pockets looking for bus crashes. Funny how that scam stopped when Guiliani was elected.
Most of the 9,000 were probably from this one incident.
This happens all the time...Very common.
In Dallas, when a bus crashes, everyone in the intersection falls down, claiming they were on the bus. Same in LA, Chicago etc...
Of course compared the epic fraud created by millions of illegals, this is all small potatoes.
Did I go to the hospital? Did I sue?
No. I went to work.
WHY? Because I'm not a scammer who thinks they can use any opportunity to 'get up' on the bus company. Because I didn't feel like I was injured enough. Sure , my back was sore, but I didn't think that was enough to make an issue out of it.
Yeah, I could have soaked the bus company, and made it more expensive for everyone to ride the bus, but I didn't.
There was one case a few years ago where something like 250 people claimed to be on a bus involved in one of those "accidents," and the most disgraceful aspect of it is that a number of doctors were among those prosecuted for fraud. They also prosecuted several lawyers who showed up on the scene, handed out business cards to people who weren't even on the bus, and began coaching them (right there on the scene) about how to file fraudulent injury claims.
In NYC they staged accidents to catch those people; it was incredible how many of them were fairly well-off people. Guess they got tired of the daily grind...