Pedestrian Collisions & Modelling Experts
Accidents involving pedestrians often require thorough investigation in order to establish an accurate timeline for events. This means collecting detailed physical evidence as soon after the accident as possible, including photographs of the scene, the vehicle and the injuries sustained, measurements, statements from witnesses and anything else that could shed light on the sequence of events.
Other contributory factors can include the weather conditions at the time of the event, the quality and condition of the road surface, the speed at which the vehicle was moving and the direction of travel. Even in cases where there may be CCTV coverage of the accident, there can still be areas of uncertainty about the factors which have contributed to an incident.
Interpreting the data collected can provide essential information as to how the accident came about, where the parties involved were in the run-up to the collision and whether or not there was any fault on the part of the driver, pedestrian or any other individuals involved.
When collisions occur involving pedestrians, particularly at night, we will apply the latest scientific and human factors principles and consider pedestrian conspicuity, often carrying out reconstructions at night in order to see how well a pedestrian contrasted with their surroundings under the prevailing conditions and how this might affect how well a driver could see them.
We can determine impact speeds, how long the pedestrian was on the road and how visible they were to an approaching motorist in the prevailing circumstances.