May 5th, 2011

Every time Nic Bender gets in his car, he mounts his Android phone on his dashboard and sets his camera to record. He thought it would be a good idea in case he ever needed to prove his side of the story following an accident. Little did he know that what might seem like an obsessive habit would actually become the biggest piece of evidence in a hit-and-run accident Bender was the victim of.

While driving away from dropping off his son at daycare, the Knoxville resident’s car was clipped by an unknown driver who sped away following the accident. The entire incident was captured through the lens of Bender’s Android smartphone thanks to DailyRoads Voyager, an app that acts like a blackbox for your car. The app automatically records video and photos of your driving journeys, but only saves important events based on user input or the sudden shock caused by an accident.

The perpetrator of the crime has not been captured, but police are using the video as evidence to aid in their investigation. If you want to keep track of your own driving, hit up the Android Market link below.

Android Market Link: DailyRoads Voyager

[via WBIR]