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AdvocateDaily.com recently profiled GTD Scientific Inc. on their website. The profile covers many aspects of GTD Scientific, including how we were founded in 2009 and our many specialized services in injury biomechanics, incident reconstruction, and more.
“GTD Scientific offers research and training, including evaluating existing products, assisting clients in new product development, and continuing professional development training. Its significant international client list includes safety product companies, legal professionals, police officers, social workers, engineers, and health professionals.”AdvocateDaily.com
The profile also touches on GTD’s founder and principal, Geoffrey Desmoulin.
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Authors: Geoffrey Thor Desmoulin, Marc-André Nolette, Kevin Gordon Bird
Publication: Forensic Science International: Reports, Page 100022
Traffic collision reconstruction tends to ignore the contribution of injury biomechanics to their investigation. This publication presents a case where the importance of injury biomechanics is highlighted. This case involves a collision between two motorcycles in the same riding party. One individual (Rider #2) claimed to have been hit from behind by another individual (Rider #3) while being on the shoulder of the road. Meanwhile, Rider #3 claims that Rider #2 performed a U-turn in front of them which caused the collision. Using the testimonies, medical records and physical evidence, it was determined that the collision occurred in the middle of the lane, with the motorcycle at approximately a perpendicular angle. Abrasions and contusions seen on the thigh of Rider #2 indicated contact with the front fairing of Rider #3’s motorcycle. Additionally, Rider #2 suffered a fractured clavicle which is indicative of a lateral impact. In an impact from behind, no lateral loading would have been applied to Rider #2’s shoulder. However, a perpendicular impact would have lead Rider #2 to fall to the pavement, shoulder first. Lastly, Rider #3, as well as her motorcycle, came to rest in the middle of the lane, which suggests that the collision occurred in the lane with Rider #3 traveling along the road near the mid-line. This case is an appropriate illustration of the worth of injury biomechanics when dealing with traffic collision reconstruction and why it should be included as part of standard reconstruction process.
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