There are certain vehicles that are allowed on American roadways, but sometimes other machines are put into operation in this territory, and if drivers aren't paying attention it may be easy to run afoul of one. Extenuating circumstances aside, law enforcement officials have to be prepared to deal with a variety of accidents and incidents, regardless of how unusual they may be.
Police responded to just such a collision in Allegan County, Michigan, where an intoxicated man driving a go-cart down a city street had been struck by a car. The registered vehicle was able to withstand the incident with only minor damage, but the cart and its driver were not so lucky - the operator was declared dead at the scene. Crash reconstruction specialists were working to determine the method of the crash, but the automobile driver had been excused of fault until crash analysis was completed.
Another incident in Wausau, Wisconsin, resulted from a delivery truck losing control and careening off the road. The vehicle struck a lawnmower, damaging the vehicle, but the operator was able to get free of the crash without injury. In this case, accident reconstruction will have to determine why the truck left the roadway and hit the machine. Though no one was injured, all incidents deserve the same attention and quality of reporting, making standardized practices essential to the process.