NY Times: A Staged Accident, Caught on Video

Their first attempt at deliberately ramming their vehicles into one another on a Bronx street last summer did not sufficiently damage the cars. So the suspects – nine of them spread out in three vehicles – tried again, this time backing into each other in what the authorities say was a criminal version of demolition derby.

When the car crashes were through, the suspects called the police to have accident reports logged. They all sought $39,000 worth of medical treatment for various injuries they claimed to have suffered.

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