by Peggy A. Shibata, P.E., Senior Consultant
One should always consider the role that biomechanics can play in determining what happened in an accident. First, a person’s height, weight, and typical range of motion are aspects of physical evidence that are relevant for addressing a person’s position, posture, and fit within the accident environment. Secondly, human strength and movement information will help address the capacity of a person to act within the accident sequence. Finally, objective and diagnosed injuries can direct the accident reconstructionist as they indicate where and when a person is placed within the accident sequence and how the accident environment influenced the person.