No. 5 “The Accident That Wasn’t”

Two vehicles collide and are badly damaged. This happens every day in Manitoba. But, a number of unusual details surfaced during the investigation of this specific collision. It was discovered these two individuals knew each other and their vehicles were both in poor running condition. A seasoned traffic re-constructionist testified that this crash was no accident, but a staged collision.

One driver pleaded guilty to fraud over $5,000. He received a two-year suspended sentence with supervised probation, 100 hours of community service work and a restitution order of $17,000 to repay Manitoba Public Insurance.

The second driver, who was also charged with fraud over $5,000, did not appear in court. A warrant for his arrest has since been issued.