Events / Meetings

A Crash Course on Crashes: Forensic Accident Reconstruction & Human Factors in Collisions

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET

This webinar is led by ITE Transportation Forensics and Risk Management Committee.

Webinar Description:

Within the umbrella of Transportation Engineering is the subsection of Accident Reconstruction. Accident Reconstruction involves the investigation and analysis of motor vehicle collisions. By inspecting and evaluating the vehicles involved, collecting evidence from the collision scene, and extracting and evaluating vehicle black box data - engineers are able to determine what happened in a collision event.

This webinar will provide an overview of forensic analysis of transportation crashes from both a collision reconstruction and human factors perspective. Attendees will learn about common approaches from practitioners testifying in litigation. Attendees will learn about common principles of driver behavior, attention, reaction time, and decision-making, as well as technologies used in collision reconstruction and how they are applied.

Learning Objectives:
Attendees of this webinar will be able to:

  • Introduce ITE members to the practice of Accident Reconstruction.
  • Characterize limitations and capabilities of drivers in emergency situations, including perception-reaction time and decisions to brake or swerve.
  • Identify situational factors that affect driver behavior such as visibility, lighting, weather conditions, conspicuity, fatigue, and distraction.
  • Introduction to evidence preserving technologies and analysis methodologies.


  • Tom Rush, P.E., Managing Engineer | Focus Forensics | Apple Valley, Minnesota, United States
  • Christian Hoyos, Managing Scientist | Exponent | Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Christian Sax, P.E., Transportation Practice Leader | Rimkus Consulting Group | Dallas, Texas, United States

ITE Members: Free
Non-Members: $79.00

Registration for webinar includes the live event, an archived recording with access for 30 days to each registrant. If you are a non-member of ITE you will need to create an account to register. You can create an account here.

For more information on the webinar, please visit the webinar event page in the ITE Learning Hub.

NEW policy: All ITE individual live webinars are free to members to attend. PDHs not included in registration; please see PDH Credit Certificate section for more information on receiving PDHs.

PDH Credit Certificate: If you would like PDH Credit for this webinar, there is a processing fee for each registrant of $20 regardless of membership status to receive 1.0 PDH credits certificate.
Instructions and link will be provided at the conclusion of the live event.
For the on-demand recording, instructions will be provided on this course page on how to purchase the evaluation to complete and receive the PDH credit certificate. Participants are able to purchase and retrieve their certificate until their access to the content expires. After the content expires the certificate opportunity is forfeited.

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