In accident reconstruction,
one area of investigation that lends itself to a lot
of errors and improper applications of dynamics and
equations is that of articulated heavy truck crashes.
Like in motorcycle crashes, sometimes the investigator
tries to apply automobile analytical procedures to the
heavy truck accident. Also, often times not enough evidence
or appropriate data is collected at the scene to accurately
later reconstruct the accident.
A crash involving a heavy truck or tractor-trailer
is never a minor accident and often draws a great deal
of attention by all, due to its usual great severity.
Early on there are questions of the heavy truck’s
speed and its mechanical condition or safety record.
Probably one of the least desirable tasks in reconstructing
heavy truck accidents is the post-crash inspection of
the vehicle. However, this detailed inspection of the
heavy truck must be completed in order to determine
the contributing factors of the crash and accurately
reconstruct it. This, of course, is where Thorn Consulting
Services can assist you.