Common Types of Staged Accidents and How to Spot ThemThere are several common types of accidents that are used to set up a victim. These include:
- The Swoop and Squat – This is the most common tactic for staged accidents. It involves drivers in smooth-flowing traffic. A car will pull beside you so that you cannot change lanes, and then another car, this one in front of you, will hit their brakes unexpectedly, causing you to rear end them.
- The Right Turn – This typically happens when you are at a stop sign and making a right turn. After you check both ways and begin to turn, a car that appeared to be parked at the curb will accelerate forward and hit the rear corner of your car. This driver then tells police that you ran the stop sign or pulled out in front of them.
- The Wave – This is when a driver in another vehicle waves at you, letting you know to go ahead and change lanes in front of them. As you start to, however, they speed up and cause a collision with your vehicle. When police arrive on the scene, they deny that they ever gave you permission.
- The Parking Lot – You are filling your car with items you have just purchased in a busy parking lot. A car pulls up and puts on their blinker, signaling they are waiting for your spot. You get in your car and slowly start to back out, but the car accelerates into the back of your vehicle. When police arrive, this driver will try to claim that you pulled out into traffic without looking, and deny that they were waiting for your spot.