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.
- See also PB-238 425.
Calspan Corporation4455 Genesee Street
Buffalo, NY United States 14225
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Hendricks, D L
- Publication Date: 1977-6
- Pagination: 160 p.
- TRT Terms: Accuracy; Correlation analysis; Crash injury research; Crash investigation; Crashes; Data collection; Follow up investigation; Methodology; Multidisciplinary teams; On the scene crash investigation; Research; Simulation; Traffic crashes; Vehicle characteristics
- Uncontrolled Terms: Motor vehicle accidents
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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