Crash and collision investigation

The fast and comprehensive documentation of small or large-scale road and traffic accident scenes, such as car crashes, mass collisions, train accidents, or aeroplane crashes, can be greatly simplified and improved. Even in difficult to reach locations, day or night, and in adverse weather conditions like snow, rain and fog, the scene needs to be documented.

Our digital geospatial technologies capture all details of a crash scene in 2D or 3D in a matter of minutes. They document and visualise marks made by rolling, braking, locking, drifting, or skidding of the involved vehicles. The results show the relative location of all direct and related evidence. Our solutions ensure sufficient and accurate information is gathered when identifying and recording evidence onsite. Save valuable time and resources by completing fieldwork quickly and have all the information needed by stakeholders to revisit the incident at any time, from any location.



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Capture complete and accurate data of a crash scene and quickly re-open roads

Use the power of our automation and digitalisation technology to document every detail of a crash scene quickly and safely. Whether you need the simplicity of single measurements for basic 2D diagrams, comprehensive point clouds for immersive 3D flythroughs and animations, or the flexibility to determine the best approach on scene, our solutions give you the insights you need to clear collision locations fast.

Revisit the Forensic Digital Twin of the accident scene and re-examine later every detail

Our 3D laser scanning technology allows you to quickly and efficiently capture an entire crash scene and generate a point cloud in real-time. The point cloud provides a measurable model, allowing you to view it as a Forensic Digital Twin - the 3D virtual replica of the real-life scenario.

Being aware of environmental conditions for conducting documentation and investigation of traffic accidents can play a significant role

In traffic accidents, as in other outdoor incidents such as crime or fire/arson scenes, law enforcement agencies conduct visual inspections and preserve evidence in all environmental conditions. Regardless of rain, hail, snow or extreme heat, the job needs to be done. Documenting large scenes can be a lengthy process and needs to be conducted during the day or night. Our portfolio offers versatile and robust solutions to meet even the most challenging conditions.

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Handheld and accurate in-picture measurement solution for collision documentation




Capture the crash or collision scene with the Leica BLK3D

The BLK3D is a measurement solution based on photos. Each photo captured is a complete measurement record that contains height, width, and depth measurements. Measurements can be created at any point, right away onsite, or at any point in time thereafter using the BLK3D Desktop Software.

The BLK3D enables you to easily measure even in hard to reach areas. It helps to avoid transposed digits and missing or inaccurate measurements. Police officers or crash investigators can document small to medium-sized crash scenes directly onsite.

Manage and deliver the data with integrated BLK3D Software

Export 3D images in PDF or JPG format from your PC or from the BLK3D via WiFi. Send 3D images captured by the BLK3D to your computer, where they can be opened and managed with the BLK3D Desktop Software.

The captured 3D measurable images can be used to create advanced PDF reports 2D diagrams and pictures with 3D in-picture measurements. Revisit the crash scene virtually even long after the crash location was cleared.

In-field Visual Positioning for accident documentation and mapping on the fly




Capture the crash or collision with the Leica GS18 I GNSS RTK rover

Measure hundreds of previously inaccessible points in minutes, from a safe distance in a matter of minutes, simply by walking around the scene. The dense point clouds derived from the photographs captured with the GS18 I integrated Visual Positioning technology provide centimetre positioning quality that can aid in the visualisation of a collision or crash scene.

Ensure completeness of evidence and revisit the scene from the office as needed to proceed with your investigation with confidence, thanks to the system’s ability to extract the exact location of evidence.

Manage and deliver the data with Leica Infinity

Use onboard Leica Captivate software to capture, measure and process data in the field, and Leica Infinity to measure points or create a point cloud from the data back in the office and without disturbances from weather or traffic. Infinity software is designed to manage, process, analyse and quality check all field survey data from GNSS sensors, total stations, digital levels, and UAVs.

Fast, agile, and precise crash scene documentation and forensic mapping for court-ready deliverables




Capture the scene with the Leica RTC360

With the RTC360 3D laser scanner, crash scenes can be captured at up to 2 million points per second in less than two minutes and pre-registered at the scene. With the Double Scan feature enabled on the RTC360, automatically remove moving objects such as people or vehicles in your final point cloud data.

Manage the data with Leica Cyclone FIELD 360 and Leica Cyclone REGISTER 360

The captured scan data is pre-registered in the field and displayed in real time in the Cyclone FIELD 360 mobile-device app, allowing users to conduct onsite scan quality control checks.

Quickly post-process scenes in the office with Cyclone REGISTER 360 software.

Deliver a wide array of deliverables with Leica Map 360

Map360 is the solution for complete scene reconstruction with the flexibility to import your data from a wide range of sensors. Analyse your scene with intuitive tools, such as crush analysis, momentum angles, QA protocol and witness views. Map360 helps you to easily transform your 3D crash scene data into an accurate and compelling Forensic Digital Twin.

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Mapping crashes and collisions at record speed

Learn how the Santa Ana Police Department is mapping at record speeds. With their RTC360 laser scanner, officers are capturing the entire scene in less than 30 minutes, relieving strain on personnel.
Learn how the Santa Ana Police Department is mapping at record speeds. With their RTC360 laser scanner, officers are capturing the entire scene in less than 30 minutes, relieving strain on personnel.

Reasons digitally documenting crash scenes improves outcomes for investigators

Explore how analysis of crash scenes can be greatly simplified and improved by digitally capturing and sharing an accurate, complete 3D model quickly in a time-sensitive environment.
Explore how analysis of crash scenes can be greatly simplified and improved by digitally capturing and sharing an accurate, complete 3D model quickly in a time-sensitive environment.

Forensic Mapping: Polish Police uses total stations for crash documentation

Read how the Leica TS10 total station and CYBID eSURV solution make it possible for Polish police officers to provide digital documentation of a traffic incident to crash and accident experts.
Read how the Leica TS10 total station and CYBID eSURV solution make it possible for Polish police officers to provide digital documentation of a traffic incident to crash and accident experts.

Why choose us

Peer-to-peer advice, consultancy and practical assistance. We are a partner trusted by public and private sector organisations, offering the broadest portfolio of geospatial tools, reliable service, and expertise.
Peer-to-peer advice, consultancy and practical assistance. We are a partner trusted by public and private sector organisations, offering the broadest portfolio of geospatial tools, reliable service, and expertise.

Applications

Our know-how serves Public Safety professionals worldwide and redefines the way law enforcement personnel manage incident and scene investigation, evidence gathering, and forensic mapping.
Our know-how serves Public Safety professionals worldwide and redefines the way law enforcement personnel manage incident and scene investigation, evidence gathering, and forensic mapping.

Solutions

Our solutions for reality capture, scene investigation or reconstruction, precise positioning and location intelligence give you the edge in creating your Forensic Digital Twin.
Our solutions for reality capture, scene investigation or reconstruction, precise positioning and location intelligence give you the edge in creating your Forensic Digital Twin.

Learning centre

Whether looking to move beyond traditional documentation methods or master your technology, our training resources support you in every step of your day-to-day job.
Whether looking to move beyond traditional documentation methods or master your technology, our training resources support you in every step of your day-to-day job.