Accident & Crash Scene Investigation
Crash scene investigators are responsible for not only taking photographs of the scene, they also have to take detailed measurements of vehicle positions, surrounding landmarks and anything else that may be relevant to the cause of the crash.
There are really only 3 tools an investigator can use to map a crash or crime scene. You can use a conventional tape measure or wheel, a total station or a LTI laser. All 3 have their advantages and disadvantages, but only one tool is truly measurably superior when you consider the following factors about crash scenes.
Time is of the essence - the faster you can clear a scene the safer everyone becomes. Traffic accidents are known to cause secondary accidents, which make investigators on the scene and surrounding civilians susceptible to getting hurt. Investigators can't rush the process either because if a serious injury or a fatality occurred, it's extremely important to collect all the necessary position data for courtroom purposes.
This is precisely why LTI's laser mapping system is so ideal for crash scene investigators. By utilizing the power of reflectorless technology, you can make measurements to vehicles or any surrounding landmark without the need of a 2nd person holding a prism pole. Using a LTI laser not only saves time, it also reduces the safety liability for you and your team.