R. Bouwmeester & Associates, a civil engineering firm, provides specialized sun and shadow position modeling services related to traffic collision and crime scene reconstruction, and urban development, site planning and building design projects.
Glare from the
sun caused a motorist to hit a flagman working a construction site
NISKAYUNA, NY - The
glare from the sun caused a motorist to hit a flagman working a construction
site on Rosendale Road not far from Route 7 on Thursday afternoon, according to
Police ChiefJohn Lubrant. "The
intense glare from the sunlight when you turn to proceed up the hill is a contributing
factor," said Lubrant.
The driver, whose
name was not released, will not face any charges, said Lubrant… Read more: http://bit.ly/UulbpE
of crashes involving pedestrians has cities taking action
BC - A rash of pedestrian fatalities and injuries in the past week has Metro
Vancouver municipalities searching for ways to improve safety. Some may look to
a Surrey pilot program in which video cameras were installed at crosswalks.
Vancouver, which already has countdown lights at its top 10 accident locations,
is considering raised crosswalks, corner bulges and enhanced street lighting to
protect pedestrians… Read more:http://bit.ly/11QYgdf
was low and in line with tracks > Veterans sue railroad over fatal crash in
LUBBOCK,TX - Two Army veterans and their wives on
Wednesday sued the railroad company whose train hit a truck carrying veterans
and their spouses during a parade in Texas.
Four veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan were
killed and 16 more people were injured in the Nov. 15 collision. They had been
riding on a flatbed truck in the parade organized to honor wounded veterans for
their military service and were in the process of crossing the tracks when the
crash happened. Officials have said the truck entered the crossing after the
warning signals began sounding…