Law enforcement know that in a catastrophic car accident, those most closely related to the victims can sometimes be at fault. In sensitive situations like these, crash reconstruction can give officers a full sum of the events leading to the incident to ensure they make the right call.
In Wisconsin, a judge has decided to revoke the license of a woman held responsible for the deaths of three of her friends, even though she was not in the vehicle at the time of the crash. An investigation revealed through accident reconstruction that the SUV involved went offroading over a hill at nearly 90 miles per hour and traveled more than 150 feet through the air before hitting the ground. The incident, according to the police reconstruction, was due to driver error and inexperience.
The driver at the time of the crash was an unlicensed minor, police reported. Based on the totality of circumstances, further charges may be pending for the suspect, but in the meantime, correct use of accident reconstruction has helped make an important call in the case.