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By Jay A. Siegel, Pekka J. Saukko

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4 km h71 at the start of skidding if that driver had started from rest at the stop sign. 6 km h71 at impact starting from the stop sign even if no pre-impact skidding occurred. We note this for two reasons. First, driver 2 may claim that the skid marks were not from his vehicle. Second, often there are no pre-impact skid marks in an accident and the momentum analysis would then be able to reliably determine impact speeds only. We also note that for cars equipped with antilock braking systems (ABS) pre-impact skidding will typically not occur.

However, a vehicle traveling in a straight line at a ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION/Motor Vehicle constant speed is also traveling at a constant velocity and is not accelerating. Second, `motion' or `rest' are relative terms when compared to a frame of reference. For accident reconstructions, the earth is a suitable `fixed' frame of reference. However, for other applications such as rocket launchings, space flights and general astronomical considerations the earth would not be a suitable fixed reference frame and distant stars would then be used.

A B Figure 21 (A) There is a fan on the roof of the trailer cab (Fig. 20). (B) Close examination of the left side of the fan revealed the presence of trace evidence, including blood and tissue. Based upon a 908 rotation to the right, the occupant kinematics of the collision would dictate that the driver could impact the fan and it would be impossible for the passenger to make contact with the left side of the fan. 32 ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION/Driver Versus Passenger in Motor Vehicle Collisions examination of the deceased's right forearm revealed a pattern abrasion on the extensor surface.

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