Sometimes an accident scene can be particularly gruesome, especially when the number of vehicles and persons involved is high. In these cases the primary focus is on treating the injured, but sorting out the wreckage and making sense of the events leading to the collision should not be far behind. For this reason accident reconstruction is vital, as important details could be lost in the milieu of the scene otherwise.
One difficult case is currently under investigation by Massachusetts state police. A driver travelling the wrong way on a major highway struck a pickup truck head-on before colliding with an SUV and another car. To complicate matters, the truck rolled over in the course of the accident and caught fire, deteriorating evidence further. There was no indication at the scene as to why the first driver had been travelling the wrong way, but according to witness reports the vehicle had been moving in that direction for some time, leading to more questions than answers for law enforcement.
"Reconstructing the crash could take a few weeks, especially in such a complex accident," said police spokesman David Procopio. In a case involving so many curious factors, accident reconstruction software will be useful in showing investigators a graphic recreation of just how this collision occurred.