Accident Investigation


Reconstruction Specialists, Inc.

Automobile vs. Pedestrian Collision Reconstruction

This course will provide information to students regarding the investigation and reconstruction of automobile versus pedestrian and bicycle collisions.  The prerequisite to attend this course is the successful completion of a Level II or similar course.  Topics covered include:

Algebraic and mathematical hierarchies
Formulas for speed estimates from pedestrian vaulting, fall to ground and slide to rest or roll and slide to rest locations
Applications of scale diagramming and laser mapping of collision scenes
Time/Distance analysis as related to pedestrian/vehicular motion
Vehicle damage analysis and its use in determining collision movements and forces involved in pedestrian collisions
The study of injury analysis and pedestrian kinematics with respect to vehicle frontal geometries
Time/distance/velocity formulas and their use in auto-pedestrian accident investigation
Airborne equations

In addition to the above topics, students will complete auto/pedestrian reconstructions from actual scene diagrams.  Attendees will review crash tests completed by AIRS which utilized an anthropomorphic human analog.   

A final examination will be administered at the end of the week and will include instructional portions presented during the week.  This exam will contain questions based on instructional units and project units.  The grade on the exam will require a minimum 70% score for passing.

​To attend Automobile vs. Pedestrian Accident Investigation students MUST have passed an accredited Level I and Level II accident investigation course.  (e.g. AIRS, IPTM, Northwestern).