Highway Grade & Heavy Vehicle Accident Reconstruction

Trucks and buses share three common characteristics that make traffic accident analysis challenging.

Heavy vehicles:

  1. often vastly out weigh the other vehicle, and therefore conservation of momentum theory is compromised
  2. are rigid and therefore defy traditional crush damage analysis
  3. are predisposed to rollover

As an investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board Mr. Painter participated in major accident investigations and studies involving trains, heavy trucks, buses and commercial vehicle operator fatigue.