Accident reconstruction is the science of utilizing physical evidence as a basis to form
a scenario describing how an accident occurred.
Diagram of two vehicle
accident. Measurements of tire
mark lengths, point of impact
and rest positions of the vehicles.
Damage deformations are measured
and utilized to compute relative velocity
changes between vehicles. This is a part
of computerized accident reconstruction.
Scene evidence, measurements of vehicle
characteristics, and measurements of
of damage deformations are input into
a computerized accident reconstruction.
Deformations to bicycle frame
yields clues as to how the
accident occurred. Analysis of injuries
to the bicycle rider are also utilized.
Basic principles of automobile accident
reconstruction are valid for other types
of accidents such as accidents involving
the large lathe to the left.