Adduce will take measurements, photographs and video footage of the accident locus with assessment of lines of sight and road layouts.
While on site we will also complete a detailed investigation of other sources of physical evidence in order to build together the likely chain of events and contributory factors that led to the accident.
One of the most important elements in accident investigation is analysis of the scene where the incident took place.
We will examine the road surface and visit the scene at various times of day in order to match the likely conditions at the time of the incident to give the best indication of visibility issues and normal traffic levels etc.
Physical evidence, such as tyre marks and scuff marks etc deteriorate rapidly due to weather and continued traffic flow so Adduce aim to respond rapidly to ensure this evidence is collected and preserved.
If there are tyre marks, these are photographed are examined in detail as the length of a skid mark can often allow calculation of the original speed of a vehicle. Vehicle speeds are frequently underestimated by a driver, so an independent estimate of speed is essential in collisions.
Once we have collated all the data from the scene investigation, Adduce will draw up locus reports suitable for presentation in court. These will contain detailed photographs, video footage, and site plans plotting the point(s) of impact and where each vehicle came to rest, plus any other important indications and evidence that could assist in the collision investigation.