Putting 1 and 1 together....
After years of responding to motor vehicle accidents I have found that by looking at debris patterns, skid marks, tracks in gravel, etc etc, it has become quite easy to put together the path a vehicle took during the accident.
Anyway, I was just wondering what the most interesting or unique accident that you have come across.
One that comes to mind was a south bound Dodge Caravan on Highway 1, crossed over the centre line and hit the concrete barrier on the North Bound side. It hit the barrier with such force that it literally blew three of them out and down the side of the mountain. These barriers only weight about 2500 lbs each. After hitting it the first time, it careened out onto the road and spun back into the barriers a little further down, hitting them with the rear of the vehicle. This impact moved two of them about 6-8 inches out of alignment. Bouncing off the barriers for the second time, the van did one complete roll over, landing on its' passanger side. In this position, it slid about 150 feet further down the highway before rolling again onto its’ wheels as it came to a stop.
Extrication was not required. BCAS (British Columbia Ambulance Service) was on scene about 30 seconds before us and did the old “grab and go” on the driver, who was the only occupant. He was treated for minor injuries and released from Hospital the next day.