Human factors in accident reconstruction

Perception reaction time answers key accident reconstruction questions Day/night, intersection/non-intersection, good weather/bad weather: these factors can be critical in accident reconstruction because they influence driver response. Along with Collision Specialists, Inc. Accident Reconstructionist, Geoffrey Walsh, I went to Evanston, IL to learn more about the research behind these factors. The class, “Advanced Crash Reconstruction Utilizing Human Factors Research,” was held … Read more…

Bosch Crash Data Retrieval (CDR)

Bosch Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) now supports: MY 2012-2014 Dodge: Journey, Fiat Freemont, Lancia and Grand Voyager. General Motors MY 2015: Cadillac Escalade, Silverado, Spark/Beat, Suburban, Tahoe, Sierra, and Yukon. Mazda MY 2015: CX-5 and Mazda6. Also Nissan/Infinity My 2014-2015: Infiniti, QX80, Rogue, Leaf, NV,NV2000, Nissan GT-R. Contact Collision Specialists Inc. for all your Crash Data Retrieval. … Read more…

Operation Safe Driver Mobilization Week: October 20 – 16, 2013

Taking Aim at Distracted Driving and Driving Safely Around Trucks and Buses Nearly 4,000 people are killed and 100,000 others are injured in large truck and bus crashes each year on the highways. During the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week, October 20-26, law enforcement agencies across North America will engage in stepped up traffic safety enforcement aimed … Read more…

CSI adds new diagnostic tool to gather essential data

Valuable crash data now available to Collision Specialists Collision Specialists Inc. is proud to announce the procurement of the PACCAR – DAVIE 4 DIAGNOSTIC TOOL. PACCAR-DAVIE 4 tool was recently released on the market.  Similar to Detroit Diesel, Cummins, and Caterpillar, Paccar-Davie 4 will allow CSI to access crash data stored in the PACCAR engine’s event data recorder (black box).  … Read more…

Is Your Company Ready for the Next Lawsuit?

by John E. Harrison Since I retired from the motor carrier safety enforcement community in 2011, I’ve taken on the mission of crash analysis and regulatory compliance for the motor carrier industry. Immediately following retirement, I joined a highly reputable accident reconstruction firm. I went to them with a personal and professional goal to work on trucking defense cases so … Read more…