A mechanical pick-up truck driver is struck by a train as it crosses the railroad tracks in a rural part of the Midwestern United States. A number of factors were seen as possible causes, including vehicle speeds, road conditions and visibility. Kineticorp team members, William Neale and Seth Miller, conducted… read more →
Nathan Rose and Neal Carter made a trip to Edward’s Corner, an infamous portion of Mulholland Highway in California, which is notorious for motorcycle accidents. They used their own on-site research as well as analysis of videos obtained from YouTube to help determine some factors in highside motorcycle crashes. Learn… read more →
Heavy Truck Crash Reconstruction: Over time, physical evidence like tire marks, debris and gouges in the road can fade and deteriorate making the evidence gathering process more difficult. Nathan Rose received a call about this collision just days after it occurred. Having a chance to review the site quickly gave… read more →
Senior Engineer Neal Carter and Senior Forensic Animator Jim Marr discuss the visibility techniques and research conducted to help determine a vehicle’s speed that was involved in a nighttime collision. Video Transcription [Neal Carter]: So, this was a case where a box truck had a disablement event, had a mechanical… read more →
Attorney Jim Gigax and Kineticorp Forensic Animators, Toby Terpstra and Tomas Owens, discuss a case involving a skiing collision, which resulted in injuries to both parties. Topics covered include case details, diving into the evidence, creating the animation and the outcome for the clients. Video Transcription [Jim Gigax]: This young… read more →
Nathan Rose and Neal Carter return from their scene inspection in California where they gathered data to determine the lean angle of a motorcycle on a curve. In part two of this case study they discuss their analysis of the data and what it means for future motorcycle accident reconstruction.… read more →
Nathan Rose, Neal Carter and William Neale took a trip to California to conduct research for a case where the lean angle of a motorcycle needed to be determined. Take a look at some of the work that they did to determine key aspects to this accident.
In this episode of Kineticorp’s Forensic Science Round Table, Justin Holderness sits down with Senior Forensic Animator Toby Terpstra to discuss lens distortion, how it can affect the physics of a case and the research he has conducted regarding lens distortion. If you would like to learn more, email Toby… read more →
Kineticorp’s Justin Holderness, and Nathan Rose discuss Nathan’s book on motorcycle accident reconstruction.
Senior Forensic Animator, David Hessel discusses pixel tracking techniques used to determine velocities of moving objects within a video. Video Transcription I wanted to try and find a quick, but accurate way of getting speeds of vehicles. Pixel tracking is a technique where you track a pattern of pixels across… read more →