Accidents explained.
September 2014
Banner Road

We all know that distracted driving may be hazardous to your health. Distracted walking and pedestrian fatalities are also seeing an uptick. The urgent shouts of parents everywhere to "look both ways before you cross" are more important than ever. 

According to the Governor's Highway Safety Association, a non-profit headquartered in Washington DC, pedestrian fatalities increased by 6% between 2011 and 2012 to 4,734.

This month, we feature a video reconstruction of an accident between a red SUV and a distracted pedestrian in a bank parking lot. Although the pedestrian was injured, she survived to walk again. 

To reconstruct the accident we used a bit of technology you may have seen in the James Cameron movie "Avatar". 

Click on the links below to view the accident reconstruction videos and the technology we used to make the pedestrian's motions credible.

Be safe!

Stephen M. Schott

Business Development Representative 

(303) 333-5209 

Pedestrian Accident Video Reconstruction

Stepping off the sidewalk without looking both ways is never a good idea. 


Watch three views of the same accident involving a red SUV and a pedestrian.  Click the link below to see all three views. 


The first video, shown from the driver's perspective through the window of her car, shows that she didn't have much time to react to a pedestrian stepping off the sidewalk. The driver, moving at a normal speed for the conditions, could not have seen the pedestrian in time to stop before the collision. 


The second view is an aerial image with an overlay of travel paths taken by both the driver and the pedestrian. 

The final set of images shows a video reconstruction of the accident from the third person vantage point. Had the pedestrian chosen to look both ways before crossing, rather than talking on her cell phone, she may have avoided serious injury

Human Motion Data Captured 

Watch how the model, dressed in a suit of electronic sensors, moves while computers record the motion. Motion Capture technology is used in sports, film, robotics, and accident reconstruction. Click on the image to take you to the movie and related article. 



About Us

Fay Engineering  Helps Explain Accidents for insurance companies, attorneys, judges, juries and others.  We have over 40 years of experience collecting physical evidence, applying engineering analysis and testifying as expert witnesses.  We analyze accidents and issues relating to motor vehicles, human motions, fires, explosions, and structures just to name a few.  


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Adam Michener 

Senior Mechanical Engineer



Adam Michener has been working in automotive related fields for over a decade and has experience at a variety of levels.  As a senior engineer he excels in scene surveying and investigation, including vehicle inspection and photography, testing and dynamics. He is trained and certified in electronic data download and analysis for small and large vehicles. 


He is also skilled in computer modeling and simulation of automobile crash dynamics. 


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