3 Women Arrested for Staging Accident Scene
The three women would pull up alongside another vehicle and indicate that the other driver had hit them, and that he or she needed to pull over in order to exchange information. Once the other driver pulled over, they would do much more than that.
While one of the women distracted the victim by pointing out preexisting damage she claimed the victim caused, the others would steal wallets and purses out of the victim’s car. In some cases, they also demanded that the victim pay cash at the scene in order to “pay for damages” to their vehicle.
The three “stagers” were arrested in the last week of August, and are now in police custody, awaiting trial.
Why This Matters for Las Vegas Drivers
The case emphasizes the importance of taking the proper steps after any car accident; even one that didn’t actually happen.
- Take pictures as soon as possible at the scene. This can help preserve evidence that could get lost or manipulated in the future.
- Take pictures of different areas of your car. If these photos show no damage and no paint from the other car, that could help prove to insurance companies, and possibly even a court of law, that you did not hit the other car.
- Take pictures of the other car. These can be compared with past photos to determine if the damage was already present.
It’s also important to speak to an attorney as soon as possible after a car accident, especially if you suspect there was no accident to speak of. If you’ve been in a car accident, real or “staged,” contact Breyer Law Offices, P.C., at (702) 380-8000. We have experience helping victims claim compensation if they were seriously injured in a car accident that was the fault of someone else. Whether you’ve been involved in an accident or an unfortunate victim of a scammer, we want to help.