MAN FILES FRAUDULENT PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM WITH SEPTA

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Philadelphia – Detectives from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit investigated Anthony Rosser after receiving a referral from SEPTA.   On September 7, 2012, Rosser was a passenger on the SEPTA Route K bus when the vehicle made minor contact with a truck while traveling on Adams Avenue in Philadelphia. Rosser then retained counsel to file a personal injury claim against SEPTA on his behalf.

Records indicate that Rosser told his medical providers that he was thrown back and forth following the alleged collision and that he had been forced to use his left arm to halt the impact. Rosser claimed that the accident had therefore caused him to suffer injuries to his neck, left shoulder and left arm. Rosser’s attorney submitted medical bills to SEPTA that were in excess of twenty-one thousand dollars.

 

Detectives interviewed the operator of the Route K bus who stated that while he was attempting to make a right hand turn onto Whitaker Avenue, he noticed that a truck on his left hand side was about to make contact with his bus. Although both vehicles stopped, the truck did make slight contact with the front left bumper of the bus. The operator stated that he distributed incident cards to passengers and then continued with his route. Surveillance footage from the Route K bus showed that Rosser was not disturbed during the incident nor was he jostled by the impact. Rosser was arrested for Insurance Fraud and Theft by Deception on May 28, 2015. He is next scheduled to appear for a status listing on June 1, 2015 in Philadelphia Municipal Court.


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