One tragic and increasing incident type on today’s busy roadways is the collision of a pedestrian and vehicle. Unlike vehicle-to-vehicle collisions, pedestrians are especially vulnerable because they have little protection against the dynamic forces of a moving vehicle, motorcycle or even bicycle.
Our accident reconstructionist and human factors consultant break down pedestrian-related incidents by studying the contributing factors. Our human factors consultant examines a pedestrian incident in relation to the physical, cognitive and behavioral aspects of the human-vehicle interaction. This could include factors such as distracted driving, stress and fatigue, attention, visual perception and reaction, visibility and conspicuity of the pedestrian, roadway geometry, looming, weather, and ambient lighting.
Our consultants collect and interpret information about roadway factors and conditions, photograph the scene and vehicles, and measure pre-crash, at-crash and post-crash positions. They investigate efficiently, aware that these types of accident scenes can change rapidly, and that evidence and eyewitness recollections will change with time. Our investigators gather and preserve evidence as well as witness statements as appropriate.