Caught on camera: Teen faked a motorbike crash to force emergency services to close a road.
A CCTV footage reveals a motorbiker’s scheme aiming to close a road in Nottinghamshire. According to the video, a teenager, whose name hasn’t been revealed, faked a crash to fool emergency services.
The incident occurred on Botany Avenue in Mansfield on May 1, as per Unilad.
Before a concerned motorist rushes to the scene, the teen gets underneath his bike and pulls it on top of him. Unaware of the youngster’s plan, the motorist called 999.
When emergency services arrived, the teen pretended to slip in and out of consciousness. He allegedly told medics he couldn’t feel his legs before he was rushed to the hospital with “life-altering injuries.”
Nevertheless, soon after the police questioned the biker and confronted him with the CCTV footage, he admitted to faking the crash.
The teen was then handed a fixed penalty notice. Nottinghamshire Police later released the video to warn others not to engage in similar time-wasting. PC Gareth James, who investigated the incident, stated:
“This was perceived as a very serious incident when reported and has wasted hours of staff hours across three agencies. The seriousness of his actions should not be underestimated.
This could have resulted in delayed responses to those actually in need and could have had severe consequences for those requiring urgent assistance. Not only that but due to the teenager lying down in the middle of the road, he could have easily been hit by another vehicle causing danger to himself.
It is right that he was prosecuted for wasting emergency services time. He received a fixed penalty notice which has now been paid.”
Furthermore, Bryn Coleman, area manager of prevention and protection at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, commented:
“Wasting emergency services’ time is a serious and dangerous issue. They put both members of the public and firefighters at risk. Firefighters around Nottinghamshire spend hours trying to tackle unnecessary incidents, including deliberate fires, taking them away from other emergencies.”