Police slam motorists for filming the aftermath of fatal road accident

A FRUSTRATED police officer has given two disrespectful motorists a harsh reality check at the scene of a fatal collision.

Officer Stefan Pfeiffer confronted the pair who were trying to take pictures of the deadly crash on a German motorway.

Munich-based TV station Bayerischer Rundfunk released footage of the police officer marching one motorist over to the wreckage to view the deceased driver.

He said: “Come on, I show you something. Do you want to see the dead people? Pictures? Come on then.”

“There he is lying. Do you want to see him? No? You don’t want to see him? Why do you take pictures?

“If you want, you can ‘Hello’ to him. Shame on you! It’s not good what you are doing.”

Another driver is visibly distressed by the police officer’s actions and begins to apologise for taking a photo of the crash.

A 47-year-old Hungarian lorry driver died in the accident after his vehicle crashed into a trailer on the stretch of the A6 autobahn near Nuremberg.

The video of the incident has gone viral since being posted on Twitter, racking up more than 6,000 retweets and 16,000 likes.

Many users were shocked by the footage, while others questioned the morality of those filming the wreckage.

Speaking after the encounter, Mr Pfeiffer said: “For us it is a possibility to confront people with their behaviour.

“If we just make them pay €128.50 (£113.90) and send them off again, I’m pretty sure they won’t learn anything.

“I think they have to realise what they are actually doing. And we notice that this direct confrontation shocks the people and they realise that this is not a game but a bitter reality.”

Drivers who slow down to take a look at an accident also risk causing further incidents as their eyes are off the road.

It’s illegal to take unauthorised photos of a crash scene in Germany, with offenders being fined around £113.90 (€128.50).

Although it’s not illegal to take pictures of an accident in the UK, drivers can be hit with a £200 fine and six points on your licence for using their mobile while behind the wheel.

If your case goes to court, you could even be disqualified and get a maximum fine of £1,000.