Sideswipe Damage: Who Was Going Faster?

“Who was going faster?” is a question that often arises when determining fault for a sideswipe collision.  When surveillance footage or pre-crash event data is unavailable to establish speed, the…

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Stop Sign Obstruction: True or False?

Case Summary:  A motorcycle was traveling southbound on a two-lane, two-direction roadway approaching a T-intersection with a four-lane roadway.  The motorcycle operator (Plaintiff) failed to abide by the posted stop…

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Falling Barrier Pin Impales Vehicle

Shattered vehicle windshield with hole in glass.

Case Summary: The barrier pin was a steel rod 1-inch in diameter, 16 inches long, and weighed 3.5 pounds.  It was being used to secure a temporary barrier to the…

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Two Buses – One Speeding Motorcycle

School bus with motorcycle approaching behind

A motorcycle crashed into the side of a school bus (bus 1), which was turning left from a side street onto the main thoroughfare where the motorcycle was traveling. Video…

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Just Science Podcast: Forensics in the Digital Age

Justin P. Schorr, Ph.D., Principal Collision Reconstruction Engineer, and Timothy R. Primrose, Mobile Forensic Analyst, co-hosted an episode of the Just Science podcast Case Studies season. Justin and Tim joined…

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Safety Tips for a Happy Halloween!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, as we all get to dress up to be whoever or whatever we want to be. Some of my best costumes from years…

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The Synergy of Crash Data Retrieval and Call Detail Records

DJS Associates, Inc. Rapid Response Team uses Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) technology.

The combined power of Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) and Call Detail Records can be instrumental in providing crucial insights regarding the cause of the collision for reconstruction engineers. CDR technology…

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Summer is Over and Days are Getting Shorter

Commuters driving on highway during sunset.

Summer is over and with that, the amount of daylight each day will start to get noticeably shorter. In the Philadelphia area, we experienced 15 hours of daylight on the…

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“Right to Repair”: Digital Disparities

Phone Repair

The phrase “Right to Repair” refers to any legislation concerning consumers’ rights to repair digital devices, ranging from cell phones to vehicles. This article explores the broader questions raised by…

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