SALT LAKE CITY — As part of a week-long class in auto-pedestrian collision investigation, the media is invited to observe what happens in a simulated crash environment.
Investigators seeking accident reconstructionist accreditation spend several hundred hours mastering relevant math and engineering concepts. During a demonstration from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, instructors will use crash test dummies to showcase pedestrian injuries and vehicle damages that occur in auto-pedestrian crashes.
Reporters are invited to attend. In addition to filming the demonstration and talking with subject matter experts, reporters will have the opportunity to use GoPro cameras or similar devices to capture unique perspectives during the simulation.
Accredited accident reconstructionists:
Sgt. Tom Potter, Salt Lake City Police Department
Officer Greg Russell, Anne Arundel County, MD, Police Department
Officer Ron Sanders, Seattle Police Department
Stage simulated auto-pedestrian crashes for 30 Wasatch Front officers studying
collision investigation techniques
10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 18, 2014
6400 W. 700 S.
Note: Take I-80 west to 5600 West, then head south to 700 South, then west to test area.