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A 23-year-old China national caught on camera jumping onto a moving car in an attempt to seek compensation, suffered fractures to his thigh bones and a head concussion from the impact.

The incident took place along Sim Drive around 1.32pm on Wednesday (Oct 12) and video evidence was uploaded on Facebook page, Roads.sg.

Two dashboard camera recordings revealed that the China national deliberately timed his dash across the road while waiting at the curb beside a parked car.

Faking road accidents to seek compensation is a common practice known as peng ci, 碰瓷, in China. According to media reports, the China national is a work permit holder in Singapore.

It is unknown whether the driver will have to pay compensation to the victim, but a police report has been lodged. According to the driver, his newly-purchased 1-week-old car sustained repairs costing around S$1,000.

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