COMPARISON OF ACCIDENT DATA COLLECTED ON-SCENE WITH FOLLOW-ON DATA

The study was initiated to determine if a technician, collecting data on a follow-on basis, could obtain data of sufficient quality to allow accurate simulation of accident events. A sample of twenty-one cases was investigated on-scene using a multidisciplinary methodology. After a pre-determined delay, these accidents were investigated a second time using a single technician. The follow-on technician attempted to collect the same data elements as the on-scene teams. Comparisons of these efforts are presented. Although general investigation techniques and findings are also presented, primary emphasis is given to those areas which influence accident reconstruction. The latter areas include the number of vehicles examined within each approach, the incidence of partially repaired vehicles, CDC application, determination of vehicle weights, discrepancies between vehicle crush dimensions, and discrepancies between physical evidence measurements. Each of these areas is related to specific CRASH program outputs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-238 425.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  USA  14225

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hendricks, D L
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 160 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159354
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-45 Final Rpt., CALSPAN-20-5668-V-3
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-053-3-609
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1978 12:00AM