Insurance road scam that went fatally wrong

What you need to know:

  • The government said whiplash claims during 2010 numbered 554,000 costing £2 billion (Sh259 billion) which added £90 (Sh11,690) onto each car insurance policy.

They call it “cash for crash,” a scam whereby criminals cause a minor road collision, then claim thousands in insurance money. But when a stage-managed accident went wrong on the A40 in Buckinghamshire, an innocent woman lost her life.

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