Traffic Accident Reconstructions utilizing drone provides us with high resolution aerial photography to provide an untouched overhead view of the entire accident scene.
Using a drone, investigators can obtain a comprehensive view of an entire crash scene, unavailable otherwise. Drones also enable crash scene documentation in a fraction of the time previously required. Measurements done laboriously by hand can be captured in minutes by a drone.
Aerial data capture means reconstructionists are no longer constrained by decisions made by investigators at the scene. Processed drone data make it possible to return to the scene repeatedly and to measure the distance between two points at any stage of the reconstruction. Data collected via drone can be downloaded into several systems for processing and then converted into detailed maps based on millions of data points. Reconstructionists trained in aerial photogrammetry, the science of obtaining measurements from photographs, can use this data to develop 2D and 3D models of the terrain.