Analysis of Pedestrian Involved Collisions

Analysis of Pedestrian Involved Collisions

The Analysis of Pedestrian Involved Collisions course offers the collision reconstructionist an opportunity to explore, in depth, concepts and relationships between trajectories, pedestrian motion in collisions and methods of approximating impact speeds based on a variety of long established models or equations. Based on a history of the longest offered pedestrian collision analysis program going back as far as the late 80’s, the course material is based on actual crash tests and a variety of methods of analysis not just a single “easy to use equation” with often misrepresented input.

Through in-class lecture as well as group and individual exercises, those attending this course will better understand the complexities of pedestrian involved collisions and the process of the appropriate models for finding impact speed. Vehicle documentation and measurement techniques as hands-on activities and calculation examples are used as in-class activities.

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Main course topics include:

  • Defining trajectory models
  • Scene and vehicle documentation techniques
  • Selecting appropriate models for an analysis of impact speed
  • Excluding inappropriate models and recognizing the difference between the various publish equations/models
  • …and more

Required Equipment

A laptop computer with at least Adobe Acrobat Reader, a spreadsheet program (i.e.: Microsoft Office Excel), the Window’s calculator installed on the laptop or a scientific calculator. Ideally, administrative rights to the computer for full access to functions. Course materials and course projects are distributed digitally during the course to be read/worked on with your laptop.

Check back here before the class start date for potential Damage and Energy Course location updates or changes. We don’t normally make hotel recommendations but, when and if we have suggestions from a class sponsor, they are listed with the class location information. Please see the downloadable course flyer and FAQ section for more.

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Lead Instructor

W. R. Rusty Haight

Director, Collision Safety Institute

Rusty has taught crash reconstruction at the Texas Engineering Extension Service, TEEX, Texas A&M University and, since 2002 as director of the Collision Safety Institute. He has taught CDR related courses since the earliest Vetronix training seminar in 2000 and has conducted extensive EDR specific research.