High-speed van on taxi incident capture on in-cab camera 26 May 2015

The moment a van spins of control, colliding with an oncoming taxi, has been captured by a 3G vehicle camera supplied by Intelligent Telematics.

The incident took place late at night during poor weather on the North Circular (A406), close to Muswell Hill golf course in North London.

The high definition footage shows the van spinning almost 270 degrees, and the rear of the vehicle colliding with the side of a taxi.

The taxi driver attempts to swerve clear, preventing a much more serious crash, but is unable to avoid the van completely due to the speed of the incident.

The taxi was fitted with Intelligent Telematics' IT1000 3G forward-facing vehicle camera, which captured and transmitted footage of the incident and supporting vehicle information to a web-based interface within seconds.

This provided the taxi firm with proof of what really happened to establish fault and avoid any fraudulent or 50/50 claims.

In addition, the 3G capability allowed its insurance provider to instantly access the footage, as opposed to waiting for data to be manually downloaded and sent, as is the case with conventional SD-card cameras.

"An increasing number of car, van and commercial vehicle operators are using our 3G vehicle cameras to monitor road collisions, near misses or harsh driving events within their fleets," comments Nick Plowman, chief operating officer of Intelligent Telematics.

Without the added protection it provides, companies are faced with added insurance costs and higher levels of risk," he adds.

The video footage of the incident can be viewed here.

Brian Tinham

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