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Encyclopedia > Fatal Accident Reconstruction Team

In certain local police departments in the United States, the Fatal Accident Reconstruction Team is a group of police officers dedicated to investigating motor vehicle accidents that result in death. The investigation of accidents with no survivors is of particular interest, because the detectives often have no eyewitnesses to give an account of the event. Thus they must rely on forensic evidence, such as tire skid marks, to determine what happened. An accident with both survivors and fatalities is also of concern, because one cannot depend on the survivor(s) to accurately recount the accident. Their memory may not be perfect, and they may be lying to avoid charges such as vehicular homicide. In general, the teams try to determine the exact sequence of events that led to the accident, much like criminal detectives attempt to reconstruct crimes. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about witnesses in law courts. ... The word forensic (from Latin: forensis - forum) refers to something of, pertaining to, or used in a court of law. ... Vehicular homicide is in most places a criminal act involving the killing of a life by hitting it with a vehicle. ... Crime scene reconstruction is the use of scientific methods, physical evidence, deductive reasoning, and their interrelationships to gain explicit knowledge of the series of events that surround the commission of a crime. ...


These departments rarely refer to their team with an acronym, for obvious reasons. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Backronym and Apronym (Discuss) Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations, such as NATO, laser, and ABC, written as the initial letter or letters of words, and pronounced on the basis of this abbreviated written form. ... fart itself. ...


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Vehicular accident reconstructions are often conducted by specialized units in law enforcement agencies, to answer questions about automobile accidents, such as who was driving, where were the victims seated, were they using seat belts? Through accident reconstruction, rigorous analysis is done, with expert witnesses that can present results in trial. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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Some police departments that officially use the term "Fatal Accident Reconstruction Team" are:

  • Kent County, Delaware
  • East Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Allegan County, Michigan
  • Gallatin, Tennessee

 
 

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