So You Think You Know All That Cellphones Can Do

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Timothy R. Primrose, Mobile Forensic Analyst
The typical thought process for involving cell phone data relevant to a collision in a forensic investigation follows something like, “was the person texting and driving or were they victim to distracted driving?” Yes, cell phone extractions can assist in answering these questions, however, these are not the only answers that cell phone data can offer in such an investigation.
In a recent case, a commercial truck became disabled on a public roadway. Protocol for this situation requires the vehicle operator to place either emergency flares or reflective triangles at varied distances behind the truck within 10 minutes of the truck becoming disabled. These precautions are taken to reduce the risk of a collision; however, in this case, a collision did occur. Continue reading “So You Think You Know All That Cellphones Can Do”