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Mr. Richard Mink has over 25 years experience with commercial vehicles, including testing, accident investigation, fire investigation, crashworthiness and product liability litigation. Currently, his practice focuses on vehicle crash investigation and vehicle crash reconstruction involving motorcycles, passenger cars, light trucks and commercial vehicles, including reading and interpreting vehicle event (i.e.,"black box") data.
Mr. Mink holds a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer. In addition, he holds a Class A Commercial Driver's License with multiple endorsements, and is also an SAE-certified accident reconstructionist.
Crash data retrieved from the van’s Powertrain Control Module, when analyzed with scene scan data and evidence, refuted Plaintiﬀ’s sworn testimony.
Contrary to the motorcyclist’s testimony, reconstruction of the crash showed that the motorcycle was traveling 20-29 mph over the posted speed limit when the crash occurred.
Analysis of the ECM data confirmed the driver was operating his tractor-trailer in a reasonably safe manner and, when faced with unexpected black ice, responded consistent with the methods described in the Commercial Driver Handbook.
A minivan was crossing a set of multiple railroad tracks after a train had backed across the crossing on the near track and was subsequently struck by a through train traveling in the opposite direction. ESi was asked to reconstruct the locations and movements of the vehicles leading up to the crash and determine the influence of the backing train on the crash.
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