AN UNUSUAL CASE INVOLVING THE INDIVIDUALIZATION OF A CLOTHING IMPRESSION ON A MOTOR VEHICLE

In the case reported herein, the authors compared two articles of clothing (a belt and pants) with the impression found on the bumper of an automobile alleged to have impacted a pedestrian, thereby causing his death. The following aspects of the clothing corresponded to sites in the impression: the weave pattern of the pants and belt loop, stitching of the belt loop, orientation of the belt and belt inscription with respect to the pants, and individual characteristics on the border of the belt. This unusual combination of features allowed an individualization to be made between the impression of the motor vehicle and the clothing of the victim.

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    American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

    100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700
    West Conshohocken, PA  United States  19428-2957
  • Authors:
    • Drummond, F C
    • Pizzola, P A
  • Publication Date: 1990-5

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  • Accession Number: 00608591
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-040 800
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1991 12:00AM