A traffic accident is a physical event involving at least one vehicle and sometimes even pedestrians.
A traffic accident is the result of one or more of the following causes:
- Human error
- A functional failure of the vehicle
- A faulty infrastructure
The purpose of a traffic accident investigation is to examine all of the three potential causes for the accident. In the course of a proper investigation of a traffic accident involving two vehicles, it is necessary to document, collect and analyze all forensic evidence, in order to determine the point of impact. In order to understand the accident’s mechanism, there must be a complete correlation between the forensic evidence at the scene of the accident and the physical calculations.
The investigation of a traffic accident requires utmost care when relating to the forensic evidence, and it is mandatory to check and understand whether a specific piece of forensic evidence belongs to the accident that is being investigated, or not.