Steven M. Schorr, PE, President of DJS Associates, Inc., Lead Collision Reconstruction Engineer ::::
It is a dark, stormy night… a vehicle attempts to travel around a left curve but unfortunately leaves the travel surface to the right, moves off the roadway, into the woods and the front of the vehicle strikes a tree. As the vehicle rebounds off the tree rotating and rolling over, both front seat occupants are ejected before the vehicle comes to rest on its roof.
Event data from the vehicle indicates that the vehicle was traveling 70 miles per hour around a curve marked with a curve warning sign and a 25 mile per hour speed advisory sign. Both occupants are killed. The question… who was the driver?
The engineering analysis of this case begins in the same manner as all reconstruction cases… with the physical evidence.