Motor Vehicle Collisions

What we do

  • General assessment of accident scene
  • General assessment of vehicle and damage
  • Investigation of accident scene.
  • Preparation of report detailing causes and/or contributory factors.

The following investigations/determinations can be done

  • If lights were on or off during impact (Exhibits must be available - macroscopic analysis)
  • Determination of probable mechanical failures
  • Determination of probable tyre failures
  • Determination of point/area of impact
  • Determination of possibilities and probabilities
  • Physical fit of evidence and damage analysis
  • Drawing of plan of collision scene when relevant
  • Examination of vehicle brake systems, suspension and steering mechanism
  • Determining the roadworthy condition of vehicles and components prior to the incident
  • Photographing of scene, vehicles and evidence
  • Analysis of data obtained from on-board or GPS vehicle monitoring devices

We therefore have four options available for our clients

  • If lights were on or off during impact (Exhibits must be available - macroscopic analysis)
  • Determination of probable mechanical failures
  • Determination of probable tyre failures
  • Determination of point/area of impact
  • Determination of possibilities and probabilities
  • Physical fit of evidence and damage analysis
  • Drawing of plan of collision scene when relevant
  • Examination of vehicle brake systems, suspension and steering mechanism
  • Determining the roadworthy condition of vehicles and components prior to the incident
  • Photographing of scene, vehicles and evidence
  • Analysis of data obtained from on-board or GPS vehicle monitoring devices

Industrial/Mining Accidents/Incidents

  • The investigation of the incident scene in detail and the collection of all evidence (information) for the analysis of the incident
  • The collection of any exhibits that may require further analysis or microscopic examination
  • The analysis of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and their applicability to the incident
  • The analysis of the incident in relation to the specific requirements of the applicable sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)
  • The determination of any factors that could have contributed to the incident
  • Recommendations for the prevention of similar incidents

Fire Investigations

  • Determine the cause and contributory factors of fires in vehicles
  • Determine the cause and contributory factors of fires in industrial/farming/mining equipment

Inspection Of Vehicles

The inspection of vehicles to determine the general condition of the vehicle and include the following factors

  • Vehicle fraud/theft related inspections and investigations
  • Mechanical and engine failure investigations
  • Vehicle condition verification
  • Determine whether a vehicle was re-sprayed
  • Determine whether a vehicle was involved in previous accidents
  • Determine whether a vehicle was built up from different sections/vehicles
  • Determination of the originality of engine numbers
  • Determination of the originality of chassis numbers

The SAPS/NATIS is contacted for the current registration particulars of vehicles and the verification thereof.