Accident Reconstruction Expert Sean McDonough (Kineticorp Insight)
Many of the cases Kineticorp handles involve heavy trucks. As an ASE certified master mechanic, engineer and accident reconstruction expert, Sean McDonough has unique insight into cases involving heavy trucks. Sean’s 12 years experience as a working mechanic and supervising mechanic, allows him to clearly spot issues related to vehicle maintenance and repair. In addition to his professional background, he has recently been certified by the Tire Industry Association (TIA) as an Advanced Training Instructor.
I’m Sean McDonough. We’re outside today in the lovely weather of Colorado to do an inspection on a heavy duty truck. We have to do inspections, rain, snow, sun, doesn’t matter, always out here doing something.
So today we’re going to measure the turning radius and also the steering ratio of a Volvo VNL truck.
We’re going to do this by just turning the wheel all the way to one direction, chalking the tire. Going all the way back the other way, chalking the tire. And then straight ahead. And we’re going to see revolutions to angle.
We’re going to use this to put into a simulation to help do our accident reconstruction.