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Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction: Applicable Error Rates for Struck Vehicle EDR-Reported Delta-V

Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction: Applicable Error Rates for Struck Vehicle EDR-Reported Delta-V

I’m in the midst of preparing 2 articles and a presentation for the upcoming EDR Summit in Houston (March 4-6, 2019). My topic is the use of struck vehicle EDR-data when reconstruction motorcycle-versus-passenger vehcile collisions. I thought I would put a teaser on the topic out into the world and also, hopefully, pass along some useful information. I’d love your thoughts on this topic. Read this post and then reach out to me at nrose@kineticorp.com or leave comments on the post. Thanks and I’ll see you in Houston!

Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction - Incorporating Struck Vehicle EDR Data

Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction - Incorporating Struck Vehicle EDR Data

This article describes the reconstruction of an intersection collision involving a motorcycle. EDR data from the sport utility vehicle that was struck by the motorcycle is incorporated into the reconstruction. This collision involved a motorcyclist riding a 2007 Harley-Davidson FLSTFI Fat Boy eastbound through the subject intersection. The driver of a westbound 2010 Ford Edge attempted to turn left to go southbound and the motorcycle struck the passenger’s side rear of the Ford. The driver of the Ford stated that she did not see the motorcycle prior to initiating her turn on a yellow traffic signal. A witness who observed the motorcycle prior to the collision stated that the motorcyclist accelerated into the intersection to make it through on the yellow light. The speed limit for east-west traffic through the intersection was 60 mph. An investigating officer noted that sun glare could have been a factor contributing to the Ford driver not seeing the motorcyclist.