31 May 2016

The spectre of fraud lurking behind RTA claims

To be involved in a road traffic accident (RTA) with a stranger once is unfortunate, to be involved in two accidents with the same person is remarkable, but to be involved in three such accidents with the same person over the space of a few months suggests fraud.

In Francis v Wells [2007] EWCA Civ 1350, Mr Tyrone Reeves alleged that he had been one of three passengers in a vehicle being driven by a Miss Wells in Manchester when she drove out from a minor road into the path of a Peugeot being driven by Mr Senghore. Wells’s motor insurers discovered that over a period of only a few months Reeves had been involved in two other RTAs involving Senghore.

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