Crash Scene Documentation (CSR 141)

Instructor: 
Tim Neumann

This course is intended to discuss the environmental factors involved in collision investigation. The "Station Line" measurement method is discussed and performed.

This course consists of three (3) video lesson and includes an assessment at the conclusion of the lesson.

Credit: 3 hrs

 

Diagramming the Collision Scene

Lesson Purpose: This lesson is intended to discuss the environmental factors involved in collision investigation. The Station Line measurement method is discussed and performed.

Training Objectives: At the end of this lesson, the student will be able to achieve the following objectives in accordance with the information received in class:

1. Understand the importance of a field sketch and to use a systematic method for gathering the data for inclusion on the field sketch.
2. Understand the required data to collect when analyzing a collision scene.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the Cartesian Coordinate System as it applies to a collision investigation.
4. Use the Station Line measurement method by learning the protocol to appropriately diagram a collision scene.

Video Length: 00:16:59

 

Documenting Collision Scene Data

Lesson Purpose: This lesson is intended to discuss environmental factors involved in collision investigations. The types of physical evidence to document and describe are also discussed.

Training Objectives: At the end of this lesson, the student will be able to achieve the following objectives in accordance with the information received in class:

1. Understand the importance of the field sketch as it applies to collision investigation and documentation.
2. Document the collision scene and collect data.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of skidmarks, scuffmarks, tire imprints and impending skids, commonly found on the roadway at a collision scene.
4. Understand how documentation of debris found at the collision scene can help solve your case.


Video Length: 00:16:59

 

Writing the Collision Report

Lesson Purpose: This lesson is intended to discuss the general investigative factors involved in the preparation of a collision investigation. This lesson also discusses the appropriate report format and composition.

Training Objectives: At the end of this lesson, the student will be able to achieve the following objectives in accordance with the information received in class:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the general standards for the documentation of a collision scene.
2. Understand the required data to collect when preparing a collision report.
3. Understand the guidelines to be established for writing the narrative of the collision report.
4. Understand the purpose of the Recommendation Section of the collision report.
5. Understand the importance of proofreading the collision report for accuracy.


Video Length: 00:12:46

 

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