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Michigan Association Of Traffic Accident Investigators

MATAI 2019 FALL Live Crash Conference will be on Tuesday, October 29th and Wednesday, October 30th, 2019.

In depth presentations will be intertwined with live crash testing.

Current Presenters:

  • Scott Skinner is a retired police officer who instructs for IPTM and Forensics Training Group. He also runs Collision Consulting and Reconstruction in the state of Oregon. Scott has completed extensive live testing of commercial vehicle crashes and commercial vehicle rollovers.

  • Bruce Enz has co-authored over 50 reports for the USDOT and NHTSA. He has personally completed over 80 under-ride impact tests on commercial vehicles and co-wrote the “Mathematical approach to Side Under-ride Vehicular Accidents”. Bruce is the co-author of an SAE paper currently used by Law Enforcement for speed analysis in under-ride crashes.

Current Crashes:

  • 90 degree commercial vehicle trailer under-ride

  • Oblique angle commercial vehicle trailer under-ride

  • Rear end commercial vehicle trailer under-ride

  • As many as 5 separate crashes


2019 MATAI Spring Conference. Mick Bruno presenting the crash analysis for 3 separate Rotational Momentum cases

2019 MATAI Spring Conference. Mick Bruno presenting the crash analysis for 3 separate Rotational Momentum cases

2019 MATAI Spring Conference. Marc Edgcombe presenting on Drone Use , Pix4D large scale ortho mosaic work around, and virtual crash software use in crash reconstruction

2019 MATAI Spring Conference. Marc Edgcombe presenting on Drone Use , Pix4D large scale ortho mosaic work around, and virtual crash software use in crash reconstruction

2019 MATAI Spring Conference. Greg Edgcombe presented on Motorcycle Occupant Kinematics

2019 MATAI Spring Conference. Greg Edgcombe presented on Motorcycle Occupant Kinematics

Motorcycle Crash Testing
2018 MATAI Fall Conference Crash #7, on day 2

2018 MATAI Fall Conference Crash #7, on day 2

2018 MATAI Fall Conference Crash # 8, on day # 2, ejected one rider over the vehicle.

2018 MATAI Fall Conference Crash # 8, on day # 2, ejected one rider over the vehicle.


2018 MATAI Fall Conference Crash #9 on day #2, 2 vehicles moving, motorcycle into right rear of van.

2018 MATAI Fall Conference Crash #9 on day #2, 2 vehicles moving, motorcycle into right rear of van.


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2018 MATAI Fall Conference Crash # 10 on Day 2, stuck the landing and ejected 2 riders at impact.

2018 MATAI Fall Conference Crash # 10 on Day 2, stuck the landing and ejected 2 riders at impact.

2018 MATAI Spring Conference. Marc Edgcombe from Traffic Reconstruction and Transportation Compliance presenting on Drone Use for Crash Scene Evidence Mapping, PIX4D and V Crash Software intigration for use in crash reconstruction.

2018 MATAI Spring Conference. Marc Edgcombe from Traffic Reconstruction and Transportation Compliance presenting on Drone Use for Crash Scene Evidence Mapping, PIX4D and V Crash Software intigration for use in crash reconstruction.

2018 MATAI Spring Conference. MSP Reconstructionist Chad Lindstrom presenting on an "Introduction to Video Analysis" with validation case studies.

2018 MATAI Spring Conference. MSP Reconstructionist Chad Lindstrom presenting on an "Introduction to Video Analysis" with validation case studies.


Michigan Association of Traffic Accident Investigators 2017 Fall Conference Offset Head on

Michigan Association of Traffic Accident Investigators 2017 Fall Conference Offset Head on

Michigan Association of Traffic Accident Investigators 2017 Fall Conference 90 Degree Impact

Michigan Association of Traffic Accident Investigators 2017 Fall Conference 90 Degree Impact

Michigan Association of Traffic Accident Investigators 2017 Fall Conference In Line Chain Crash

Michigan Association of Traffic Accident Investigators 2017 Fall Conference In Line Chain Crash

Michigan Association of Traffic Accident Investigators 2016 Fall Conference. A 40 mph blunt impact with a Volvo Station Wagon in reverse.

Michigan Association of Traffic Accident Investigators 2016 Fall Conference. A 40 mph blunt impact with a Volvo Station Wagon in reverse.

Michigan Association of Traffic Accident Investigators 2016 Fall Conference. A 45 mph Impact with a Volvo Station Wagon.

Michigan Association of Traffic Accident Investigators 2016 Fall Conference. A 45 mph Impact with a Volvo Station Wagon.

Michigan Association of Traffic Accident Investigators 2016 Fall Conference. A 35 mph impact with a Chrysler Town & Country in the center of the hood.

Michigan Association of Traffic Accident Investigators 2016 Fall Conference. A 35 mph impact with a Chrysler Town & Country in the center of the hood.

Michigan Association of Traffic Accident Investigators 2015 Fall Conference, 1st contact, Left turn at an intersection "failed to yield" CLICK ON PHOTO ABOVE TO VIEW THE CRASH VIDEO

Michigan Association of Traffic Accident Investigators 2015 Fall Conference, 1st contact, Left turn at an intersection "failed to yield" CLICK ON PHOTO ABOVE TO VIEW THE CRASH VIDEO

Michigan Association of Traffic Accident Investigators 2015 Fall Conference, both vehicles moving into the crash zone, Left turn at an intersection "failed to yield"

Michigan Association of Traffic Accident Investigators 2015 Fall Conference, both vehicles moving into the crash zone, Left turn at an intersection "failed to yield"

We had a packed house for the day of May 7th in a world class conference/presentation center. All conference Data and Video was distributed via "on line link" so that attendees could download and follow along as the presentations were given.

We had a packed house for the day of May 7th in a world class conference/presentation center. All conference Data and Video was distributed via "on line link" so that attendees could download and follow along as the presentations were given.

Greg Edgcombe re-lives and explains the car/pedestrian interactive dynamics of the 6 live crash tests that were presented.

Greg Edgcombe re-lives and explains the car/pedestrian interactive dynamics of the 6 live crash tests that were presented.

Bruce Beill presenting on vehicle tires and their associated braking ability.

Bruce Beill presenting on vehicle tires and their associated braking ability.

Mike Van Dam presenting on the use of Laws of Sines and Cosines associated with EDR Data.

Mike Van Dam presenting on the use of Laws of Sines and Cosines associated with EDR Data.

Michigan Association of Traffic Accident Investigators 2014 Fall Crash Conference: Rear Impact

Michigan Association of Traffic Accident Investigators 2014 Fall Crash Conference: Rear Impact

Michigan Association of Traffic Accident Investigators 2014 Fall Crash Conference: Bus Side Impact

Michigan Association of Traffic Accident Investigators 2014 Fall Crash Conference: Bus Side Impact


Michigan Association of Traffic Accident Investigators 2014 Fall Crash Conference: Pedestrian Throw Analysis

Michigan Association of Traffic Accident Investigators 2014 Fall Crash Conference: Pedestrian Throw Analysis


MATAI 2013 Fall Crash Conference: Offset head-on crash with a 90 MPH closing speed.

MATAI 2013 Fall Crash Conference: Offset head-on crash with a 90 MPH closing speed.

MATAI 2013 Fall Crash Conference: Offset head-on crash with a 90 MPH closing speed.

MATAI 2013 Fall Crash Conference: Offset head-on crash with a 90 MPH closing speed.

MATAI 2013 Fall Crash Conference: Denali vaulted 105 feet through the air and bisected a tree 12 feet above the ground.

MATAI 2013 Fall Crash Conference: Denali vaulted 105 feet through the air and bisected a tree 12 feet above the ground.

MATAI 2013 Fall Crash Conference: Twenty separate Car/Bicycle crashes were run.

MATAI 2013 Fall Crash Conference: Twenty separate Car/Bicycle crashes were run.

MATAI 2012 Fall Crash Conference: Three vehicle chain reaction crash at 52 MPH resulting in a double roll over

MATAI 2012 Fall Crash Conference: Three vehicle chain reaction crash at 52 MPH resulting in a double roll over