November 5, 2013
When a motor vehicle collision occurs, one of the best ways for law enforcement to determine fault and responsibility for the crash is to conduct an investigation that sometimes includes a reconstruction of the accident. The Austin Car Accident Lawyers with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers explain some are questioning whether such reconstructions should be used as evidence in court proceedings surrounding an accident.
According to an article from KXXV News, the questions are stemming from a fatal accident that occurred in Temple, Texas. Reports indicate that two men were racing their vehicles along Black land Road. As the pair of vehicles approached the intersection with Little River Road though, one of the drivers failed to recognize a family walking at the crossing and struck them. The impact of the collision killed two young children and left their mother seriously injured.
An accident reconstruction expert was called to the scene and used his own knowledge combined with the police reports to create an animated video of how he believes the accident occurred; however, attorneys for the man accused of causing the wreck argue the animated reconstruction is inaccurate and should therefore not be allowed to be submitted as evidence in the case.
A judge is expected to issue a ruling in the matter soon.
Daniel Stark and his team of Austin Personal Injury Lawyers are hopeful a decision in the case will allow for those who are injured in crashes to hold those responsible accountable for their actions.