Pedestrian Crossing Accident Leads to Speed Inquiry of Driver

Michael Talve, CEO

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— Updated on January 7, 2022

This case involves a plaintiff who was struck by a vehicle, causing serious injuries. The plaintiff was walking his dog, and the plaintiff had to cross a road with six lanes at an intersection. While they crossed the street, a pickup truck struck the plaintiff.

Question(s) For Expert Witness

  • 1. How fast was the truck going when it hit the plaintiff, and where did the plaintiff make an impact with the truck?

Expert Witness Response E-001113

Determining speed depends entirely on what evidence there is available, unless an ECM (blackbox) output has been obtained. Even without an ECM, there is a good probability of determining speed. I specifically handle 3D computer simulations/animations of auto versus bicycle accidents. I have more than twenty-six years of full time experience in accident reconstruction, safety, and forensic engineering. I have investigated, analyzed, and reconstructed more than three thousand accidents. I have supervised and trained many engineers and physicists in the field of forensic engineering.

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