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Traffic Crash Site Assessments Safer, Faster and More Accurate Using Drones

Idling in a long highway line of slowed or stopped traffic on a busy highway can be more than an inconvenience for drivers and highway safety officers. It is one of the most vulnerable times for “secondary accidents,” which often …

Police Look for ‘Red Flags’ Before California Cliff Crash

Investigators said Monday they were examining “red flags” in a Washington state family’s past in hopes of explaining why their SUV went off a 100-foot cliff in an apparent suicide plunge. The wreckage was discovered last week on rocks along …

Bicycle Accident Reconstruction Explained

There are several factors that make reconstructing bicycle accidents more difficult than reconstructing car crashes, according to Tim Nelson, a biomechanical engineer with MEA Forensics and an experienced cyclist. During a recent panel discussion on the subject at the Combined …

Vehicle Accident Reconstruction Technology: Finding New Roads to Trial Presentations

In the brief and fleeting instant a vehicle accident occurs, so many things happen so quickly that it is virtually impossible for those involved, including witnesses, to fully process everything until after the fact.  Each witness’ account of the accident …

Crane Engineering Acquires Safety Engineering Associates

Crane Engineering, a Midwest-based forensic engineering form, announced it has completed the acquisition of Safety Engineering Associates, a vehicle testing and accident reconstruction firm. With the close of the acquisition, Crane Engineering now provides one of the industry’s most comprehensive …

Man Injured in an Accident at New Jersey Accident Show

An accident has taken place at an accident reconstruction convention – but not intentionally. The Press of Atlantic City reports that a man participating in the annual convention of accident reconstructionists was hurt during a car crash re-enactment when a …

Symposium Addresses Top Trends and Concerns in Trucking

On Friday, August 9, Travelers and Northland Insurance, a division of Travelers with more than 65 years in the transportation industry, in partnership with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), co-hosted a symposium where research on some of the top …

New Crash Scene Mapping Tools & Helpful Hints Webinar

Laser Technology, Inc. (LTI) and Mike Allard, the Northampton Police Highway safety officer and senior collision reconstructionist are teaming up to co-host a Crash Scene Mapping Tools and Techniques Webcast May 29th at 10 am (MST). Live webcast attendees will …

Crash Course

Today’s crash forensics field is a high-tech industry with near-perfect accuracy capabilities. So why aren’t adjusters and insurers tapping into it more often? In most accidents Michael Merolli investigates, he’s able to tell you whether it was a 90-pound gymnast …

High-Tech Tools Help Make Sense of Traffic Crashes

Who did what, when and where are critical pieces to understanding what happened in a vehicle crash. After officers arrive on the scene of an accident, whether it’s serious or not, a report is completed and information such as street …