Crash scene investigators carry the great responsibility of figuring out what happened during an accident after the accident has happened and without the benefit of having seen the accident occur. Identifying contributing factors, the role of the drivers, vehicles and roadways can seem extremely difficult. Add in environmental factors, and the task can go from difficult to overwhelming.
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There are many different tools available on the market today to assist investigators with accurately measuring and documenting an accident. They all have their advantages and disadvantages, but in general, some are not accurate enough, can introduce too much of a margin for error, have a high degree of complexity, or can break a budget before the first line item is entered.
Only one solution supplies the necessary accuracy, a simple and fast workflow, and does it all in a more cost-effective way than any other tool on the market: Laser Technology's QuickMap 3D Solution. It was first designed especially for crash investigators many years ago and has since evolved to be even better than the original. Mapping a crash scene is now easier and more efficient with this field data collection software in your hands.
Safety Above All Else
The faster an accident is cleared, the safer everyone becomes. Traffic accidents are known to cause secondary accidents, which make investigators on the scene and surrounding civilians susceptible to getting hurt. Investigators can't rush the process either because if a serious injury or a fatality occurred, it's extremely important to collect all the necessary position data for courtroom purposes.
By utilizing the power of reflectorless technology, you can make measurements to vehicles or any surrounding landmark without the need of a 2nd person holding a prism pole. Using a LTI laser not only saves time, it also reduces the safety risk for you and your team.
Some crash scenes can be very large and complex or within extreme terrain that could prevent the use of conventional measurement tools or mapping methods. This is why we designed our field software with 3 choices in mapping techniques. The area you have to work with can sometime dictate which technique will be the most effective for you.
Perfect Court Diagrams – Perfect Price
Your department's overall budget, training time and changing personnel are all contributing factors when deciding what to buy for your investigation team. Minimal training is required with LTI mapping packages, so if there is a change in personnel it won't take a lot of time and money to get a new investigator up to speed. LTI can provide complete systems that get you from the field to the courtroom for much less than you may expect.
Marine Accident Investigation
LTI's laser mapping measurement products are being used by marine investigators around the world to assist them with maritime incidents. Unlike land, objects on the water continue to move once the crash takes place making it extremely challenging for marine investigators to get the points of collision whenever there is a accident at sea. Our products allow investigators to get what is needed as best as possible under these conditions. From boating accidents - whether it be collision, fire or groundings - to other events on the water, the TruPulse 200x laser rangefinder combined with the MapStar TruAngle, can safely provide the measurements needed to map out the scene.