Video Viral

By Mollie Mansfield


Shocking footage has been released showing a man running in front of a moving car in a suspected bid for compensation.

The footage, which was captured in St Helen’s, Merseyside, yesterday [Sept 10] shows a man stood at the side of the curb before running in front of the car.

Luckily the driver can be seen quickly braking and avoiding a collision with the man.

However, the passenger in the car posted the dashcam footage, suspecting that the man ran in front of the car in a bid for compensation and has released the footage to make other drivers aware.

The passenger, who wishes to remain anonymous, said: “My boyfriend was driving and I noticed the man from the point where the video started and he was just standing at the side of the road.

“My boyfriend immediately slammed on the brakes and we managed to stop in time, luckily.

“At first, we were just in shock and glad to have not hit him.

“But there are lots of stories on social media at the moment about people doing it for compensation, so then we began to think it was a suspected compensation claim.

“We’re both still shook up and feel quite nervous.

“Looking back at the footage has made us feel quite angry, as he has not only put himself in danger, but us and other road users too.

“I’m usually quite an anxious person anyway, but this has made me think what if this happens again.

“We live in the local area of where the incident took place, so I’m pretty scared of driving to work tomorrow.”