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Al Duncan

Al Duncan

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Al Duncan

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Expertise

  • Vehicle Collision Reconstruction
  • Crash Data Retrieval
  • Forensic Mapping Technology
  • Motorcycle Collision Reconstruction
Biography

Aaron (Al) Duncan II, ACTAR, is a vehicle collision reconstructionist with Warren. Prior to joining Warren, he worked for 23 years as a South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper to include 10 years as a Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) member. Al is accredited as a Traffic Accident Reconstructionist by The Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction. He investigated in excess of 1000 vehicle accidents and incidents as a trooper. Then, as a member of M.A.I.T. for 10 years, he was involved in over 1000 detailed investigations and collision reconstructions. Al has testified multiple times in state courts and has been court qualified as an expert in accident investigation and collision reconstruction.

His expertise focuses on the investigation and reconstruction of vehicle collisions involving single and multiple vehicles, animals, pedestrians, motorcycles, heavy trucks, and commercial vehicles. He is also a skilled user of forensic mapping technology and computerized collision diagramming software for collision scene analysis. Al is experienced in the data download and analysis of airbag black boxes (Crash Data Retrieval Units) in automobiles, pickup trucks, and SUVs.

Al is the President of the South Carolina Association of Reconstruction Specialists (SCARS). He is also a member of the International Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists (IAARS) and the Blue Knights International Motorcycle Group. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina and completed the Law Enforcement Basic Program at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in Columbia, South Carolina.

Qualifications
B.S. in Political Science
Certified, Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstructionist (ACTAR)
Current Member, International Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialist (IAARS)
2018-2019 President, South Carolina Association of Reconstruction Specialists (SCARS)
23-year Law Enforcement Career with Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) Command Experience
Experience in Vehicle Accident Investigation, Forensic Mapping, and Event Data Recorders
Publications
Event Data Recorders and Collision Reconstruction

The data captured can be imaged and is being used by vehicle manufacturers, law enforcement officers, and collision reconstructionists to better understand what is happening in a collision.  In accident investigation, EDRs have the potential to provide independent measurements of crash data that would elsewise be estimated by reconstruction methodology.

Why Scale Matters In Accident Reconstruction

When it comes to diagramming a crash scene, there are several methods to complete the task. Forensic Mapping, (locating, positioning, and documenting the evidence of a collision scene to scale) is essential to having the answers to the questions “Who, What, Where, When, and Why”. Photographs do a great job showing what the investigators saw […]

Recent Posts
Placard location ALD

The Pressure to Keep Rolling (Part 2)

One of the first safety concerns for your vehicle should be your tires. The tires on your vehicle or trailer maintain contact with the roadway and assist you in getting to your destination safely. So how do you know that your tires are proper for your vehicle, are being well maintained, and beyond the obvious […]

Green Hotrod with Fancy Rims and Huge Tires

The Pressure to Keep Rolling – Part 1

Over my years of law enforcement, crash investigation, and collision reconstruction I have come to become more and more particular about my tires. I have watched people purchase tires from these “Used Tire Stores” and when I buy my tires I can understand why; quality tires are expensive. The question of how old is that […]

3D Collision Impact Angle

Why investigators should have “Scaled Diagrams” of scenes?

When it comes to diagramming a crash scene, there are several methods to complete the task. Forensic Mapping, (locating, positioning, and documenting the evidence of a collision scene to scale) is essential to having the answers to the questions “Who, What, Where, When, and Why”. Photographs do a great job showing what the investigators saw […]

Right Turns Only main photo

Right Turn Only

  In my 25 years of investigating collisions and traffic related incidents, one thing I have noticed repeatedly is that right turns are considerably better than lefts. I know it is obvious and sometimes seems a little petty; however, when it comes to the safety of your family, it is a big deal. Since I […]

accident

Are 10 Minutes Worth the Risk?

Before retiring as a S.C. State Trooper, and to this day, people routinely ask me, “How fast can I go before I get a speeding ticket?” Let me start by saying one mile per hour over the speed limit can subject you to a speeding ticket. While different officers have different standards, it is easier […]

total_station_fi

Piecing it Together…Traced Evidence

In the field of forensic investigations of traffic collisions, it can be repeated over and over that little things matter. It’s the details that align the facts to describe the event and answer the questions about the crash. Sometimes those details are simple, and they are often overlooked. The damage sustained by a vehicle involved in an […]

Black box inside car

Event Data Recorders and Collision Investigation

Event Data Recorders (EDRs) were first introduced by General Motors (GM) in 1974.   That data was only available to GM; however, since 1994 more and more vehicle EDR’s have recorded data that can be gathered.  The data captured can be imaged and is being used by vehicle manufacturers, law enforcement officers, and collision reconstructionists to […]

Aaron (Al) Duncan II, ACTAR, is a vehicle collision reconstructionist with Warren. Prior to joining Warren, he worked for 23 years as a South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper to include 10 years as a Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) member. Al is accredited as a Traffic Accident Reconstructionist by The Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction. He investigated in excess of 1000 vehicle accidents and incidents as a trooper. Then, as a member of M.A.I.T. for 10 years, he was involved in over 1000 detailed investigations and collision reconstructions. Al has testified multiple times in state courts and has been court qualified as an expert in accident investigation and collision reconstruction.

His expertise focuses on the investigation and reconstruction of vehicle collisions involving single and multiple vehicles, animals, pedestrians, motorcycles, heavy trucks, and commercial vehicles. He is also a skilled user of forensic mapping technology and computerized collision diagramming software for collision scene analysis. Al is experienced in the data download and analysis of airbag black boxes (Crash Data Retrieval Units) in automobiles, pickup trucks, and SUVs.

Al is the President of the South Carolina Association of Reconstruction Specialists (SCARS). He is also a member of the International Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists (IAARS) and the Blue Knights International Motorcycle Group. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina and completed the Law Enforcement Basic Program at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in Columbia, South Carolina.

B.S. in Political Science
Certified, Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstructionist (ACTAR)
Current Member, International Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialist (IAARS)
2018-2019 President, South Carolina Association of Reconstruction Specialists (SCARS)
23-year Law Enforcement Career with Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) Command Experience
Experience in Vehicle Accident Investigation, Forensic Mapping, and Event Data Recorders
Event Data Recorders and Collision Reconstruction

The data captured can be imaged and is being used by vehicle manufacturers, law enforcement officers, and collision reconstructionists to better understand what is happening in a collision.  In accident investigation, EDRs have the potential to provide independent measurements of crash data that would elsewise be estimated by reconstruction methodology.

Why Scale Matters In Accident Reconstruction

When it comes to diagramming a crash scene, there are several methods to complete the task. Forensic Mapping, (locating, positioning, and documenting the evidence of a collision scene to scale) is essential to having the answers to the questions “Who, What, Where, When, and Why”. Photographs do a great job showing what the investigators saw […]

Placard location ALD

The Pressure to Keep Rolling (Part 2)

One of the first safety concerns for your vehicle should be your tires. The tires on your vehicle or trailer maintain contact with the roadway and assist you in getting to your destination safely. So how do you know that your tires are proper for your vehicle, are being well maintained, and beyond the obvious […]

Green Hotrod with Fancy Rims and Huge Tires

The Pressure to Keep Rolling – Part 1

Over my years of law enforcement, crash investigation, and collision reconstruction I have come to become more and more particular about my tires. I have watched people purchase tires from these “Used Tire Stores” and when I buy my tires I can understand why; quality tires are expensive. The question of how old is that […]

3D Collision Impact Angle

Why investigators should have “Scaled Diagrams” of scenes?

When it comes to diagramming a crash scene, there are several methods to complete the task. Forensic Mapping, (locating, positioning, and documenting the evidence of a collision scene to scale) is essential to having the answers to the questions “Who, What, Where, When, and Why”. Photographs do a great job showing what the investigators saw […]

Right Turns Only main photo

Right Turn Only

  In my 25 years of investigating collisions and traffic related incidents, one thing I have noticed repeatedly is that right turns are considerably better than lefts. I know it is obvious and sometimes seems a little petty; however, when it comes to the safety of your family, it is a big deal. Since I […]

accident

Are 10 Minutes Worth the Risk?

Before retiring as a S.C. State Trooper, and to this day, people routinely ask me, “How fast can I go before I get a speeding ticket?” Let me start by saying one mile per hour over the speed limit can subject you to a speeding ticket. While different officers have different standards, it is easier […]

total_station_fi

Piecing it Together…Traced Evidence

In the field of forensic investigations of traffic collisions, it can be repeated over and over that little things matter. It’s the details that align the facts to describe the event and answer the questions about the crash. Sometimes those details are simple, and they are often overlooked. The damage sustained by a vehicle involved in an […]

Black box inside car

Event Data Recorders and Collision Investigation

Event Data Recorders (EDRs) were first introduced by General Motors (GM) in 1974.   That data was only available to GM; however, since 1994 more and more vehicle EDR’s have recorded data that can be gathered.  The data captured can be imaged and is being used by vehicle manufacturers, law enforcement officers, and collision reconstructionists to […]

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