Android app allows Hit and Run victim to capture accident on his phone

Android app allows Hit and Run victim to capture accident on his phone
DailyRoads Voyager is a free app in the Android Market that turns your phone into a little black box for your car. Strategically placed on the dashboard, your phone will continuously record your journey while you drive. While everything is recorded, you decide which part of your trip is kept on your phone by tapping the screen-even while you drive. Images are also retained when the app feels the sudden shock caused by the impact of an accident.

And that brings us to the victim of a minor hit and run accident. Nic Bender might have been called obsessive for placing his Motorola DROID into a dashboard mounted holder everytime he got into his car. But just the other day, Bender's car was clipped on the passenger side by another vehicle whose driver just kept on going. Thanks to DailyRoads Voyager, Bender was able to pass along a video of the accident to the police who are still looking for the driver of the other car. While the "perp" has yet to be found, the cops are being aided in their investigation by Bender's video.

DailyRoads Voyager will work on Android models running 1.5 or higher which covers just about every unit in use today. And while your phone is recording every second of your trip every time you get in the car, the app also will keep you from texting while driving which alone is worth installing the app for.

source: WBIR via Phandroid

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9 Comments

1. vishu9

Posts: 252; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

Way to go...App Power FTW! :)

7. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

why coudnt this dumbass see the guys license plate and that narrows it down to 1 car instead of thousands

2. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Story makes me giggle. Hope they post a follow up when they catch the loser.

3. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Apparently, it wasn't a great help if the person hasn't been apprehended. :( I couldn't even see the license plate because of the glare. Therefore, I guess if you cannot remember the color of car or possibly type of car that hit you. YOU SHOULD NOT BE ON THE ROAD !!!!!

4. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

You need to review research on the reliability of normal eyewitness testimony. Knowing the make, model and approximate year of the car that hit him helps the cops narrow the car down, especially if the owner checks into a local body shop.

5. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

plus, even if they never catch the guy, at least the driver can prove to his insurance company it was someone else's fault and not his so he wont have to pay a deductible for repairs.

6. rfrapp

Posts: 77; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

I don't believe it. I think this is fake. I'm sure it's just a coincidence that he just happened to be filming when that guy "clipped" his car (By the way, that was sarcasm). He was doing it for publicity and probably gave the guy some money too..

8. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

What I don't understand is why did he let that car get away? If someone clipped me like that, i'll follow the car, get more photos, call the cops en route...?

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

im with ya lion. i would at least follow long enough to make sure that the liscence plate was clearly visible by the video before i gave it to the cops.

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