Collision investigation

Making it faster and easier than ever before to capture and clear a collision scene, keeping public roads moving and police safe.

When a collision occurs the speed with which we capture the detail of the scene and then clear the area is essential. For example, road closures cost money, delay the public and provide an unsafe environment for responders on the ground and those held up by the incident.

Blocked roads hold up traffic and put the public and responders in danger, through risk of secondary collision and near misses. Capturing the scene efficiently and easily so that roads can be re-opened quickly after an incident is essential.

Our high density laser scans of crush zones are easily captured in minutes, giving complete, accurate data that allows investigator to superimpose crush data against the scans of an undamaged vehicle. It is even possible for specific points to be digitally accessed for comparison and analysis against the two scans. In addition surface geometry is preserved and permanently archived for future verification of crush parameters, should it be needed.

Case Study

Why Police are using the Leica BLK360 for Laser Scanning Major Crime Scenes

South Wales Police has found the BLK360 works well in confined indoor spaces, enabling them to rapidly and accurately capture crime scenes and then ‘revisit’ them much later.
South Wales Police has found the BLK360 works well in confined indoor spaces, enabling them to rapidly and accurately capture crime scenes and then ‘revisit’ them much later.

Leica Geosystems helps to reopen roads and keep the economy moving

When Nottinghamshire Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit upgraded to new Leica equipment, they experienced a transformation in the way they work.
When Nottinghamshire Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit upgraded to new Leica equipment, they experienced a transformation in the way they work.

Are you ready for the new ISO/IEC standards?

The new validation process puts ‘the science behind the science’ of investigating crime scenes...
The new validation process puts ‘the science behind the science’ of investigating crime scenes...

ITAI Crash Test and Research Day

Read about demos, critical speed analysis and other highlights from the 2019 ITAI Crash Test and Research Day.
Read about demos, critical speed analysis and other highlights from the 2019 ITAI Crash Test and Research Day.

3D Laser Scanning for Collision Investigation and Reconstruction by the Humberside Police

A research project, started in 2006 by the Highways Agency, set out to test the capability of 3D laser scanning equipment in collision investigation. Researchers wanted to find out if it was possible to reduce the delays for drivers on major routes by cutting the time collision investigators spend collecting data from the scene.
A research project, started in 2006 by the Highways Agency, set out to test the capability of 3D laser scanning equipment in collision investigation. Researchers wanted to find out if it was possible to reduce the delays for drivers on major routes by cutting the time collision investigators spend collecting data from the scene.

Featured Products

Leica BLK3D

Real-time, in-picture 3D measurement
Real-time, in-picture 3D measurement

BLK 360

Capturing 3D Reality at the push of a button.
Capturing 3D Reality at the push of a button.

RTC 360

Automatically pre-register point cloud data in the field to quickly conduct quality control checks, improve productivity and make better-informed decisions on site
Automatically pre-register point cloud data in the field to quickly conduct quality control checks, improve productivity and make better-informed decisions on site

Leica ScanStation P40/P30

Versatile high-speed laser scanner.
Versatile high-speed laser scanner.

GS18 T

World’s Fastest GNSS RTK Rover, immune to magnetic disturbances and calibration-free.
World’s Fastest GNSS RTK Rover, immune to magnetic disturbances and calibration-free.

Leica Viva TS16

Self-learning, survey-grade total station for all conditions.
Self-learning, survey-grade total station for all conditions.
 

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Forensic & Collision Investigation Webinar

Join Mike Skicko as we discuss the best laser scanning practices for forensic and collision investigators.