Disturbing theory behind why woman found standing in the middle of street in Sydney

Dominique Tassell and Zoe Martin
7NEWS
A staged accident on a quiet Western Sydney street is now the subject of a potential police investigation.

A woman found standing in the middle of a Western Sydney street has been accused of staging an accident, in a suspected attempt of insurance fraud.

A driver was travelling down Barnier Dr in Quakers Hill on Wednesday when the bizarre incident unfolded.

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Dashcam footage from the driver’s car shows a woman standing in the middle of the road, causing the vehicle to slow down to avoid a crash.

The woman then approaches the vehicle, before laying down on the road.

A man can then be seen crossing the road and taking a video on his phone.

The act has been slammed by insurance organisations.

“How incredibly dangerous ... an incredibly stupid thing to do,” NRMA spokesperson Peter Khoury said.

“Thankfully, the driver was driving in a way that meant that he could easily stop safely.

“That’s not always, of course, going to happen.”

A woman found standing in the middle of a Western Sydney street has been accused of staging an accident, in a suspected attempt of insurance fraud. 
A woman found standing in the middle of a Western Sydney street has been accused of staging an accident, in a suspected attempt of insurance fraud.  Credit: 7NEWS
The woman is seen on the dashcam footage crawling underneath the car before a man starts filming.
The woman is seen on the dashcam footage crawling underneath the car before a man starts filming. Credit: 7NEWS

Neighbours were also shocked by the act.

“That is concerning because if someone is lying down on the road, that is not safe at all,” one neighbour told 7NEWS.

Staging an accident is considered fraud and could be met with serious consequences.

“They could actually lose their own insurance,” Crime Stoppers NSW CEO Peter Price said.

“Whether it be income protection or life insurance.”

Dashcams are becoming increasingly popular, with some carmakers now offering vehicles with dashcam functionality built-in.

This can aid in situations such as the one in Quakers Hill, as well as police investigations.

Police have not ruled out an investigation into the Quakers Hill matter.

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