Jason Zeitler

Accident Reconstructionist
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Jason Zeitler is a retired Sergeant from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office with over 10 years of law enforcement experience. Mr. Zeitler has an extensive background investigating vehicle collisions, driving under the influence (DUI) cases, criminal cases, and with police procedures. Mr. Zeitler has been investigating vehicular collisions since 2005 and has extensive experience analyzing and interpreting physical evidence related to vehicular collisions.

Mr. Zeitler investigates, reconstructs, and researches vehicular accidents. He analyzes evidence, performs calculations using principles of physics, and uses computer simulation to analyze vehicle motion. Mr. Zeitler has investigated and reconstructed accidents involving passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, buses, all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians.

Mr. Zeitler holds a Master of Science in Bioengineering and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Florida Atlantic University, and a Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University. Mr. Zeitler is an accredited Traffic Accident Reconstructionist through the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR). Mr. Zeitler holds a Small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS/UAV/drone) rating with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Mr. Zeitler is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS).

Mr. Zeitler has expertise in collecting, preserving, and analyzing data from original equipment manufacturer and aftermarket Event Data Recorders (EDRs), as well as modeling, analyzing, and reconstructing crashes with physics-based computer simulation, planar impact mechanics and damage analysis methods. Mr. Zeitler has conducted research and testing involving pedestrian nighttime visibility, pedestrian walking speeds, and motorcycle, passenger vehicle, and commercial vehicle deceleration rates.

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