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Indianapolis Airport Police How to conduct a basic crash scene investigation INDIANAPOLIS AIRPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT

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How to conduct a basic crash scene investigationINDIANAPOLIS AIRPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT

Indianapolis Airport Police OBJECTIVE: To understand the process, procedures, and utilization of outside resources to conduct a complete crash investigation.

Indianapolis Airport PoliceMISSION: To gain confidence in conducting a thorough crash investigation from beginning to end regardless of severity (Property Damage, Personal Injury, or Fatality).

Indianapolis Airport PoliceResponding to the Scene:Start thinking of possible injuries, number, terrain, etc.Utilizing outside resources

Indianapolis Airport Police Scene Safety:Watch for power lines, hazmat, and secondary crashes

Indianapolis Airport PoliceWhere to position your commission.

Indianapolis Airport PoliceFire apparatus

Indianapolis Airport PoliceAmbulances if needed:Where not to position emergency apparatus

Indianapolis Airport PoliceScene Safety (Cont.)Media staging area, if its a major crash.

Render First Aid to victims involvedOnce E.M.S. arrives, let them take over first aid.YOU are in control of that crash scene.

Indianapolis Airport PoliceInvestigating:InformationDiagramPhotos of entire sceneMeasurements (triangular method)

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Dont take photos from inside your vehicle.Crash scene photos

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Get a good shot of the license plate.

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If the scene is long start from the beginning and work your way to the scene taking pictures.

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Use your lights (headlights, spotlights, takedown lights, new light bar, etc.) to illuminate the scene before taking photos like this.

Indianapolis Airport PoliceAvoid shadows in your pictures !!

Indianapolis Airport PoliceDont take pictures with police lights in the background !!

Indianapolis Airport PoliceSkid Patterns, document with photos and spray paint for further investigation if/when needed:Skip pattern

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Acceleration

Indianapolis Airport PoliceDarker leading to light pattern.19

Deceleration

Point of an impact

Indianapolis Airport PoliceLighter pattern leading to a darker pattern, you will also see where the tire skips over as in above to show an impact into something.20

Yaw

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Indianapolis Airport PoliceInformation to attain:Drivers informationWitness statementsVehiclesInjuries, nature and most severeTractor trailers: I.C.C. #, D.O.T. #, Carrier/address, G.V.W., Trailer make/registration, owner of trailer,

Indianapolis Airport PoliceInformation to attain (Cont.):Insurance, V.I.N.s, type of cargo, whether placards were in place if required.If serious crash, driver by law has blood drawn. (most companies mandate)If damage was done to private property get owners info., and value of property

Indianapolis Airport PoliceTractor trailers: I.C.C. #, D.O.T. #, Carrier/address, G.V.W., Trailer make/registration, owner of trailer.

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Get the pole number and who owns it, if electrical lines are down stay back and stay away from water sources nearby, the arcing end of the line, or metal that it is touching.

Indianapolis Airport Police ARIES crash reporting system

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IDENT#

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FULL CAD # with the I

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NOT RECOMENDED

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If used, make sure and explain in narrative !!

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Indianapolis Airport PoliceD-1 stated ..D-2 stated..W-1 stated.etc.INVESTIGATION: When I arrived on scene I observed V-1 off the roadway into utility pole #........V-2 was in the roadway facing westbound with rear end damage. Evidence at the scene indicated that V-1 struck V-2 in the right rear causing the damage to V-2. Damage to V-1 was to the front end with induced damage to the right side due to striking the utility pole etc. etc. etc.

Narrative format

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When the crash occurs on a ramp, the ramp technically is all the way to the end of the ramp itself, regardless of a jurisdiction change. IE, it occurred on I-70 Ramp 68 C/D.

Indianapolis Airport PoliceSummary: You should now have the confidence to be able to command, direct, and investigate any type of crash that you respond to and be able to work it from start to finish. How to complete a ARIES crash report, and how to take good detailed photos of the scene.

Indianapolis Airport PoliceWritten exam

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