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Accident Investigation & Reconstruction Crash Data Retrieval System Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Technical Vehicle Accident Reconstructionist, Technical Accident Vehicle Reconstructionist, Vehicle Technical Accident Investigation, Commercial Vehicle Inspector, Pedestrian, Bicycle Accident Investigation, Vehicle Collision Dynamics, Vetronix Crash Data Retrieval System, Vehicle Pole Impact Study, Advanced Commercial Vehicle Accident Investigating Reconstruction,

Expert Witness No. 6

Kentucky

Formal Education

Fern Creek High School (Louisville, KY), 1969
University of Louisville (Louisville, KY),
B. S. – Counseling and Guidance, 1987

Experience

United States Army, August 1970 – April 1972.
United States Army Reserve, April 1972- August 1973.

Louisville Division of Police.               1972 – 2006. Retired
Training:                                                1972 – 1973
Patrol:                                                   1973 – 1983
Traffic Bureau                                       1983 – 2006
Technical Accident Investigation Unit – Team Leader (Jan. 1988 – Jan. 2006)
Commercial Vehicle Inspector –  1991

Full Accreditation as a Traffic Accident Reconstruction Specialist through
The Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction, (A.C.T.A.R.)
October 1993.  (Reg. # 201)  Expires June 2008.

Certificate of Qualification as a Traffic Accident Reconstruction Specialist,
(ACTAR) May 1992.

Private Consultation, "Accident Reconstruction Consultants, Inc."
P. O. Box 17495, Louisville, KY 40217 (Owner). 1991

Licensed Private Investigator by the Commonwealth of Kentucky,
(License KY-0244) July 2004, Expiration Date 06/30/09.

Specialized Training

Accident Investigation/Reconstruction

"Advance Accident Investigation,"
Kentucky Law Enforcement Council Bureau of Training
(Shelby Campus: Louisville, Kentucky), August, 1984.

"At-Scene / Traffic Homicide Accident Investigation,"
Department of Criminal Justice Training, Kentucky Justice Cabinet
(Eastern Kentucky University Campus: Richmond, Kentucky), October, 1989.

"Advance Accident Investigation,"
University of North Florida – Institute of Police Technology and Management
(Eastern Kentucky University Campus: Richmond, Kentucky), October, 1989.

"Accident Reconstruction,"
University of North Florida – Institute of Police Technology and Management
(Eastern Kentucky University Campus: Richmond, Kentucky), March, 1990.

"Investigation of Commercial Vehicle Accidents,"
University of North Florida – Institute of Police Technology and Management
(Eastern Kentucky University Campus: Richmond, Kentucky), March, 1990.

"1990 Accident Reconstruction Conference,"
College of Continuing Education and Public Service
(Illinois State University:  Normal, Illinois), October 4-6, 1990.

"North American Standard Driver / Vehicle Inspection Course,"
Department of Criminal Justice Training, Kentucky Justice Cabinet
(Eastern Kentucky University Campus: Richmond, Kentucky), January, 1991.

"Collision Dynamics:  Issues and Answers Seminar,"
Accident Reconstruction Consultants, Inc. Co-host with University of Louisville
Department of Forensic Pathology: Louisville, Kentucky), March 9, 1991.

"Microcomputer Application Programs in Traffic Accident Reconstruction,"
Northwestern University Traffic Institute, (Evanston, IL), March 18-22, 1991.

"Kentucky Hazardous Materials and Cargo Tank Training,"
Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
(Eastern Kentucky University Campus: Richmond, Kentucky), April, 1991.

"Retraining Seminar for the Traffic Accident Investigator,"
University of North Florida – Institute of Police Technology and Management
(Kentucky State Police Academy: Frankfort, Kentucky), April, 1991.

"Investigation of Motorcycle Accidents,"
University of North Florida – Institute of Police Technology and Management
(IPTM Campus: Jacksonville, Florida), August 12-16, 1991.

"Grade Crossing Collision Investigation,"
Norfolk Southern Railroad & Operation Lifesaver, Inc.
(Louisville, Kentucky), September 25-27, 1991.

"1991 Accident Reconstruction Conference,"
College of Continuing Education and Public Service
(Illinois State University:  Normal, Illinois), October 10-12, 1991.

"Instructor – Certified by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council,"
Beginning 1991 – To Present in aspects of Patrol Procedures and
Accident Investigations and Reconstruction.
(Eastern Kentucky University Campus: Richmond, Kentucky), November, 1991.

"Collision Dynamics:  Issues and Answers Seminar,"
Accident Reconstruction Consultants, Inc. Co-host with Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys (KATA), (Louisville, Kentucky), March 14, 1992.

"Special Problems in Traffic Accident Reconstruction,"
University of North Florida – Institute of Police Technology and Management
(IPTM Campus: Jacksonville, Florida), April 13-17, 1992.

"Forensic Physics Applied to Accident Reconstruction,"
Colorado School of Mines, 
(Colorado School of Mines Campus: Golden, Colorado), August 18-21, 1992.

"1992 Accident Reconstruction Conference,"
College of Continuing Education and Public Service
(Illinois State University:  Normal, Illinois), October 1-13, 1992.

"Collision Dynamics:  Issues and Answers Seminar,"
Accident Reconstruction Consultants, Inc. Co-host with Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys (KATA), (Louisville, Kentucky), March 13, 1993.

"Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Investigation,"
Texas A & M – Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX) (Plano, Texas), May 3-7, 1993.

"1993 Accident Reconstruction Conference,"
Illinois Association of Technical Accident Investigators, IATAI,
(Mundelein, Illinois), October 14-16, 1993.

"Collision Dynamics:  Issues and Answers Seminar,"
Accident Reconstruction Consultants, Inc. (Louisville, Kentucky), March 12, 1994.

"TAARS, SOAR, WATAI Combined Conference,"
Texas A & M – Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX) (TEEX Campus, College Station, Texas), September 15-17, 1994.

"Advanced Commercial Vehicle Accident Investigating and Reconstruction,"
Texas A & M – Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX) (TEEX Campus, College Station, Texas), September 18-23, 1994.

"Hours of Service Training,"
U.       S. Department of Transportation, Office of Motor Carriers,
(Frankfort, Kentucky), January 17-19, 1995.

"Basic Hazardous Materials Inspection Course,"
U.       S. Department of Transportation, Office of Motor Carriers,
(Richmond, Kentucky), March 6-10, 1995.

"Tank Cargo Roadside Inspection Course,"
U.       S. Department of Transportation, Office of Motor Carriers National  Training
 Center, (Richmond, Kentucky), June 5-9, 1995.

"Forensic Mapping,"
MJC & Associates, Sokkia Mapping Systems,
(Louisville Police Headquarters, Louisville, Kentucky), June 26-30, 1995

"Advanced Commercial Vehicle Accident Investigating and Reconstruction,"
Texas A & M – Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX) (JCC Campus, Louisville, Kentucky), July 10-15, 1995.

"Advanced Accident Reconstruction,"
Texas A & M – Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX) (Houston, Texas), February 5-9, 1996.

"Railroad Grade Crossing Accident Investigation,"
Department of Criminal Justice Training, Kentucky Justice Cabinet (Jefferson County Urban Government Center: Louisville, Kentucky), May, 1996.

"Applied Physics for Traffic Accident Reconstruction,"
Texas A & M – Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX) (Houston, Texas), June 2-6, 1997.

"Accident Investigation: Commercial / Pedestrian,"
Department of Criminal Justice Training, Kentucky Justice Cabinet (Jefferson County Urban Government Center: Louisville, Kentucky), October 1997.

"Advanced Accident Reconstruction Seminar,"
Kentucky State Police
(Kentucky State Police Academy: Frankfort, Kentucky), November 1997.

"Media Relations for Law Enforcement Personnel,"
University of Louisville, Southern Police Institute
(U of L, SPI, Louisville, Kentucky), January, 1998.

"Contour, Profile and Cross-Section Seminar 98,"
Georgia Public Safety Training Center, (Forsyth, Ga.), February 1998.

"Vehicle Damage & Energy Relationship In Collision Reconstruction,"
Texas A & M – Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX) (Dayton, Ohio), June 15-19, 1998.

"Commercial Vehicle Accident Investigation Seminar,"
Texas A & M – Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX) and Montgomery County (Ohio) Sheriff’s Department, (Dayton, Ohio), October 19, 1998.

"Acceleration and VC2000 Familiarization Class,"
Vericom Computers, Inc.,  Headquarters of the Louisville Police Department, (Louisville, Kentucky) February 1, 1999

"World Reconstruction Exposition 2000" (WREX 2000),
Texas A & M – Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX) (Texas A & M Campus, Brian Station, Texas), September 2000.

"Advanced Mapscenes in Forensic Mapping," 
West Chester Police Department, Cincinnati, Ohio, July 2002.

"2002 Accident Reconstruction Conference,"
Illinois Association of Technical Accident Investigators, IATAI,
(Rockford, Illinois), September 18-20, 2002.

"Kentucky State Police Advanced Accident Reconstruction Seminar,"
Kentucky State Police, KSP, (Frankfort, Kentucky) October 21-25, 2002.

"Human Factors for Traffic Crash Reconstruction,"
West Chester Police Department, (West Chester, Ohio), March 24-29, 2003.

"Crush Energy and Statistics in Accident Reconstruction,"
West Chester Police Department, (West Chester, Ohio), July 21-23, 2003.

"Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) System Operator,"
Collision Safety Institute, Inc., (Louisville, KY), August 25-26, 2003.

"Computer Aided Diagramming, AutoSketch 7.0,"
ARTIMIS, University of Cincinnati, Raymond Walters College, Blue Ash Police Department,
(Blue Ash, Ohio) December 15-19, 2003.

"Advance Commercial Vehicle Accident Investigation,"
University of North Florida – Institute of Police Technology and Management
(Lexington-Fayette Police Department, Lexington, Kentucky), January 12-16, 2004.

"North American Standard Level 1,"
U. S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration  (Department of Motor Vehicle Enforcement, Frankfort, Kentucky), May 18-19, 2004.

"Vetronix Crash Data Retrieval System,"
University of North Florida – Institute of Police Technology and Management
(Frankfort, Kentucky), August 9-10, 2004.

"General Hazardous Materials,"
U. S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
(Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement, Frankfort, Kentucky), August 30 to September 3, 2004.

"Damage Analysis & Energy Methods in Traffic Crash Reconstruction,"
Synercon, (Lexington-Fayette Police Department, Lexington, KY), January 17-22, 2005.

"Advanced Collision/Crime Scene Reconstruction Using Vista FX2,"
Visual Statement Inc, (Puerto Vallarta, Jal. Mexico, February 6-10, 2006.

"Train the Trainer Collision/Crime Scene Reconstruction Using Vista FX2,"
Visual Statement Inc, (Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada), June 5- 9, 2006.

"Traffic Crash Reconstruction Technology Conference,"
Illinois Association of Traffic Accident Investigators, (I.A.T.A.I.) Bloomington/Normal, Illinois), September 5- 8, 2006.

"Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) System Operator Training Series,"
“Crash Data Retrieval Specialist,” Collision Safety Institute, Dayton, Ohio, September 11-15, 2006.

"Forensic Animation, Using Vista FX3"
Visual Statement Inc, (Puerto Vallarta, Jal. Mexico, February 12 -16, 2007.

"Forensic Animation,"
University of North Florida – Institute of Police Technology and Management
(IPTM Campus: Jacksonville, Florida), March 26 -30, 2007.

Professional Affiliation

The Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction, (ACTAR),
Full Accreditation as a Traffic Accident Reconstruction Specialist, (Reg. # 201)
October 1993 – Expires June 2008.

National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialist,
(N.A.P.A.R.S.), 1993- Present

The Illinois Association of Technical Accident Investigators, (I.A.T.A.I.), 1990-2000/2006 -2007
Kentucky Society of Professional Investigators (K.S.P.I.),      2006 – Present

Kentucky Professional Investigator Association (K.P.I.A.), 2006 – Present

The Society of Accident Reconstructionist  (S.O.A.R.),          1990-2000

Participation In Field Testing

In All Areas of Accident Reconstruction

"Investigation of Motorcycle Accidents,"
University of North Florida – Institute of Police Technology and Management
(IPTM Campus: Jacksonville, Florida), August 12-16, 1991.

"Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Investigation,"
Texas A & M – Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX) (Plano, Texas), May 3-7, 1993.

"1993 Accident Reconstruction Conference,"
Illinois Association of Technical Accident Investigators, IATAI,
(Mundelein, Illinois), October 14-16, 1993.

"Collision Dynamics:  Issues and Answers Seminar,"
Accident Reconstruction Consultants, Inc.  (Louisville, Kentucky), March 12, 1994.

"TAARS, SOAR, WATAI Combined Conference,"
Texas A & M – Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX) (TEEX Campus, College Station, Texas), September 15-17, 1994.

"Advanced Commercial Vehicle Accident Investigating and Reconstruction,"
Texas A & M – Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX) (Louisville, Kentucky), July 10-15, 1995.

"Vehicle Damage & Energy Relationship In Collision Reconstruction,"
Texas A & M – Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX) (Dayton, Ohio), June 15-19, 1998.

"Commercial Vehicle Accident Investigation Seminar,"
Texas A & M – Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX) and Montgomery County (Ohio) Sheriff’s Department, (Dayton, Ohio), October 19, 1998.

"Acceleration and VC2000 Familiarization Class,"
Vericom Computers, Inc., Louisville Police Department, (Louisville, Kentucky)
February 1, 1999.

"World Reconstruction Exposition 2000 (WREX 2000),
Texas A & M – Texas Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement and Security Training, (TEEX) (Texas A & M Campus, Brian Station, Texas), September 2000.

"Human Factors for Traffic Crash Reconstruction,"
West Chester Police Department, (West Chester, Ohio), March 24-29, 2003.

"Vetronix Crash Data Retrieval System,"
University of North Florida – Institute of Police Technology and Management
(Frankfort, Ky), August 9-10, 2004.

"Traffic Crash Reconstruction Technology Conference,"
I.A.T.A.I. (Bloomington/Normal, Illinois), September 5- 8, 2006.

“Pole Impact Study,”
West Chester Police Department and Rumpke, Cincinnati, Ohio, July 21, 2007.

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