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Fatality Accident Reconstruction Teams

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Posted almost 7 years ago

 

How many departments have this or a similar team, and how are they deployed?

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Colorado State Patrol has a FART team.


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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

Lexington Kentucky Police has one, we are part time/Call out basis

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

Ours is county wide involving 15 departments (each dept contributes a few guys), heres our website...
http://summitcrashteam.org/default.aspx

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JIMROC said:

Colorado State Patrol has a FART team.

FART team??? Hell.... my 17 year old son and his friends have a FART team... state champions as a matter of fact!

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

My PD has one and we have our own Total Station to map the scenes. They do crime scenes as well. Also, we have a state law that EVERY commercial vehicle involved in a fatal crash must be FULLY DOT inspected as part of the investigation. This is regardless of who is at fault. I did two of them in 2007.

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

The Mississippi Highway Patrol has the CRASH Team. We are a full-time unit comprised of about 25 accident reconstructionists. We teach accident investigation, check and approve basic collision reports in our districts, and reconstruct crashes. We are divided into three teams based on geographical location. (Southern, Central, and Northern Teams) Each reconstructionist has his own Total Station, Data Collector, Dell Laptop Computer, Dell Docking Station, Canon EOS Rebel Digital Camera, USB Mass Storage Device, and Reconstruction Software. Crash Data Retrieval Systems and Vericom's are issued to the regional team leaders but all members are trained on their use. Members have the option between a SUV (Ford Expedition) or patrol car (Ford Crown Victoria). All regional team leaders have Expeditions, as well as the director. Once on the team, you are promoted to staff sergeant which is a technical specialist position. You must successfully complete Level One through Level Three and pass the State Certification Exam before being assigned to the team.

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

I cannot get over the FART Team. I would quit.

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JIMROC said:

Colorado State Patrol has a FART team.

Are you serious?1 They really call it that?! LOL I love them, but why does CSP have to give everything they do a different name, like the PIT, they call it TVI (Tactical Vehicle Intervention). Ay carumba!

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

We send out two at a time for a two vehicle fatalities. After that it is pretty much dependant on how many vehicles/fatalities are involved. Regular road units are sufficient for most of the stuff.


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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

JIMROC said:

Colorado State Patrol has a FART team.

OMG........ okay, with all seriousness, we have a reconstructionist person at our department. We don't really have too many vehicle fatalities in our small town. Most times, the reconstructionist will get help from our THP (TN. Highway Patrol)


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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

We have a Fact teams. 5 in all. They are dispatched on serious bodily injury accidents and fatal accidents. Each team is on call one week and can be paged 24 hours a day for the full week. In fact I start call in one week.

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

Wow, this thread has the makings for going downhill real quick....so before it does, our agency has a traffic unit of nine people, plus a supervisor, and they're all certified to work a fatality. We also use a process called photogrammetry, but have a total station as well. Photogrammetry requires a little amount of time in the field, but a bunch of time back at the office, whereas the total station is the opposite...


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Rate This | Posted almost 5 years ago

 

We have an Accident Reconstruction team consisting of about 12 guys in different divisions of our 140 + plus man department. We usually average about 12 fatals a year but almost doubled that last year.  Back in Sept 09, my week on call had 5 fatals in 2 nights, a motorcycle and a SUV that were playing tag with each other, both died and the next night a single car/culvert triple fatality.  I was dreading my next call out.


We have a Nikon 310 total station and just upgraded to a new Robotic one.  Still working on learning all the new stuff on it.  It also has a 360 degree imaging camera.  It does speed things up.  We also inspect any CMV invovled in any major injury or fatal accident.

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We had one up until a few months ago.  New mayor, budget cuts, layoffs dismissed K-9 and Traffic to be put back in regular patrol rotation. 


When I did do it we average 3-5 a year.  LaserTech Impule, TDS Recon data collector Mapstar ANgle Encoder setup.


Fell a little short trying to persuade them into a total station but it works pretty good. 


We used Crash Zone however I did recently swindle Visual Statements which I really like however still trying to get used to its functions.