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					DANIEL J. MAHONEY Accident Reconstruction Consultant

ACTAR #622

CURRICULUM VITAE
TRAINING & EDUCATION 1982 Received forty (40) hours training in the General investigation, handling and reporting of traffic collisions. Instructor—Officer R. Shine SFPD

1982

Attended and received eight (8) hours of training in the General investigation, handling and reporting of traffic collisions at the San Francisco Police Academy through the Field Training Program. Instructor—Lieutenant R. Lucey SFPD

1985

Successfully completed forty (40) hours training in the Basic investigation, handling and reporting of traffic collisions. The course focused on reporting, recognizing collision factors and speed estimates through skidmark lengths and deformation analysis. Instructor—Sergeant J. Hughes SFPD

1989

Successfully completed forty (40) hours training in the Intermediate investigation, handling and reporting of traffic collisions as it pertains to skidmark analysis. The course focused on the identification of skidmarks, speed estimates through the use skidmarks and the performance of actual skid tests with different types of motor vehicles for comparative results. Instructor—Sergeant J. Hughes SFPD

1991

Successfully completed eighty (80) hours training in the Advanced/Technical investigation, handling and reporting of traffic collisions. The course focused on drawing to scale, speed and time estimates through basic motion and projectile motion simulations, deformation analysis, lamp filament analysis, basic photography, vehicle dynamics, occupant kinematics, the laws of Sir Isaac Newton and the locating of the center of mass of vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians. Instructors—Sergeant R. Degger CCSO Sergeant C. Kroger CHP MAIT Team Successfully completed two hours training in the completion and issuance of “Notice of Violation” citations to involved parties in traffic collisions as it pertains to a possible determination of fault. Instructor—Sergeant J. Hughes SFPD

1992

1992

Successfully completed eighty (80) hours training in the Traffic Accident Reconstruction course at the Public Safety Center in Sacramento, California. The course focused on time and distance analysis, kinetic energy, motorcycle collision analysis, auto-pedestrian and bicycle collisions, conservation of momentum analysis, articulated vehicle collisions and mock reconstructions. Instructors—Lieutenant V. Shupe, South Ogden, Utah Sergeant D. Basham, CHP (Retired) Robert Mahoney, civilian investigator

1993

Attended the 1993 annual S.A.T.A.I. (Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators) conference held in Reno, Nevada. The seminar focused on the EDCRASH computer program with Gary Cooper and Terry Day as speakers, with Joseph Montgomery (Texas A&M Traffic Institute) lecturing on Kinetic Energy formulas and applications.

1994

Successfully completed a forty (40) hour course in Behavior Analysis-Interview and Interrogation techniques taught by the Behavior Analysis Training Institute (B.A.T.I.) in Santa Rosa, California. The course focused on psycho-physiological factors, interviewing, interrogating, and behavior analysis as it applies to the detection and successful interaction of truthful and/or non-truth telling persons.

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1994

Successfully completed a forty (40) hour course in Advanced Accident Reconstruction –TAR II., taught by the instructors from The Traffic Institute from Northwestern University, in Sunnyvale, California. The course focused on additional elements of the conservation of linear momentum, auto-pedestrian collision analysis, motorcycle collision analysis, occupant motion behavior analysis, and numerous case studies. Instructors—Thad Aycock William Heffner

1994

Attended a school bus/automobile crash test in Phoenix Arizona which was conducted by S.A.T.A.I. (Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators). Vehicles were inspected and photographed both pre-impact and postimpact for comparative analysis. Attended a review of damage analysis formulas with Thad Aycock from The Traffic Institute from Northwestern Association as the presenter, in Phoenix, Arizona, in conjunction with the S.A.T.A.I. conference.

1994

1994

Attended the 1994 annual S.A.T.A.I. (Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators) conference held in Reno, Nevada. The seminar focused on the 1993 critical speed skid tests that had been conducted by W.A.T.A.I. (Washington Association of Technical Accident Investigators), and in the proper examination, documentation, and all related matters in traffic safety zones and its implementation. Presenters were Richard Chapman from W.A.T.A.I. and Arnold Wheat from S.O.A.R. (Society of Accident Reconstructionists)—both A.C.T.A.R. (Accreditation Commission For Traffic Accident Reconstruction) representatives.

1995

Successfully completed a forty (40) hour course in Heavy Vehicle Crash Reconstruction, that was taught by the instructors from The Traffic Institute from Northwestern University, in Sunnyvale, California. The course focused on air braking systems, heavy vehicle tires, calculating drag factors, collision behavior, speed analysis from gear positions/tachographs, offtracking, rollover threshold calculations and also included mock reconstructions and actual testing with tractor-semi trailers and doubles (empty and loaded) for comparative analysis. Instructors—Thad Aycock Kenneth Baker

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1995

Attended the spring S.A.T.A.I. (Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators) conference held in Anaheim, California. The seminar focused on the concepts and technical investigation techniques of auto collision fraud, as well as the role of the reconstructionist in relation to the basic needs and differences of both the plaintiff and defense attorney. Instructors—Arnie Harris, G.E.I.C.O. John Standish, Dept. of Insurance—Fraud Division

1995

Attended a seminar sponsored by N.I.F.S. (National Institute of Forensic Studies) in Pleasanton, California. The seminar focused on seat belt examination, scene examination, occupant motion, biomechanics of injury, deformation analysis and included two staged low-speed rear end collisions with a live human volunteer subject. Instructors—George Ripsom, A.C.T.A.R. Frederic Kakis, Ph.D

1995

Attended the summer S.A.T.A.I. (Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators) conference held in Phoenix, Arizona. The seminar focused on low-speed rear-end collisions and included thirty-five (35) actual crash tests-some with live human volunteer subjects. The testing and accompanying analyses were done by MacInnis Engineering Associates Ltd. from Canada. The seminar also focused on the biomechanical aspects of traffic accident reconstruction. Instructors—Mark Bailey, MacInnis Engineering Associates Ltd. Jeffrey Wheeler, MS, Biomechanics Research and Consulting Anil Khadilkar, Ph.D, Biomechanics Engineering, Inc.

1995

Attended the winter S.A.T.A.I. (Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators) conference held in San Diego, California. The seminar focused on seat belt/air bag restraint systems, the role of the expert witness in litigation, the use of computer aided reconstruction computer programs (specifically the SLAM for Windows program) and a study of a pedestrian’s vision and perception of a vehicle’s headlights as it pertains to traffic collision causation. Instructors—Tim Moebes Phillip J. Kolczynski, Esq. Tanya Rosenbluth William Ernyei

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1995

Received a baccalaureate degree in Management from St. Mary’s College of California.

1996

Successfully completed a forty (40) hour course in Bio-Mechanics of Injury for Traffic Accident Reconstruction that was taught by the instructors from the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) from Texas A & M University in Seattle, Washington. The course focused on the field of BioMechanics, the analyses of PDOF and velocity change (? V), occupant kinematics, medical terminology, autopsy analysis, low-speed collisions, occupant protection systems, and case problems. Instructors—William J. Ernyei, M.S.E., B.S.E. Patrick E. Besant-Matthews, M.D.

1996 Attended the summer S.A.T.A.I. (Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators) conference held in Phoenix, Arizona. The seminar focused on lower speed rear end collisions and included over thirty actual crash tests that were instrumented for accurate data collection. These tests were performed by MacInnis Engineering Associates Ltd. from Canada. The seminar also focused on airbag deployment, and motorcycle accident investigation and reconstruction factors. Instructors—David King & Mark Bailey, MacInnis Engineering Associates Ltd. Frank Morlane, TRW Major Paul Olson, Bellevue, Washington Police Dept./W.A.T.A.I. 1996 Attended a two-day Low-Speed Collision TOP-TEC in Richmond (Vancouver) British Columbia, Canada that was sponsored by SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers). The TOP-TEC had the world’s leading engineers in the low-speed collision field as panelists and it covered the entire realm of low-speed collision analysis and included an actual live low speed crash test. The instructors/panelists included Whit McConnell, Thomas Szabo, Mark Bailey, Gunter Siegmund, Dr. Barry Myers (Duke University), Mats Svensson (Chalmers University-Sweden), Dr. Mark Gomez (UCSD), and it was organized by David King (MacInnis Engineering). 1996 Successfully completed a forty (40) hour course in Analysis of Low-Speed Collisions, that was taught by the instructors from the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) from Texas A & M University, in San Diego, California. The course focused on the vehicle dynamics and occupant bio-mechanics in a low-speed collision. The course also focused on a review of documented testing data and it included actual low-speed collision crash testing in rear-end collisions, sideswipes and lateral impacts. Instructors—Thomas Szabo W. R. “Rusty” Haight www.tccinc.org 5

1997 Attended the spring S.A.T.A.I. (Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators) conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The seminar focused on traffic engineering, lamp filament analysis with discussion on the new HID lamp assembly, and motorcycle accident investigation and reconstruction factors. Instructors—Paul Basha, Traffic Engineer Lt. Jim Domino, Riverside County Sheriff Major Paul Olson, Bellevue, Washington Police Dept./ W.A.T.A.I. 1997 Successfully passed the Accreditation Commission For Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) examination and was given ACTAR #622.

1997 Attended the summer S.A.T.A.I. (Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators) conference held in Phoenix, Arizona. The seminar focused on two live controlled 30 mph barrier crash tests. Additionally, the seminar focused on how the reconstructionist can assist the attorney, softcopy photogrammetry, and damage analysis. Instructors--Donald Myles Jr. Esq. & Mark Zukowski, Esq. Harry W. Townes, P.E. Timothy Moebes 1997 Attended the winter S.A.T.A.I. conference held in San Diego, California. The seminar focused on infant/child car seat analysis, being a professional consultant, and roadway design. Instructors—Cheri Young, CPA Linda Kirby, Phoenix FD injury reduction specialist Mitch Rand, Esq., Maricopa County District Attorney’s Office Guy Winton, Civil Engineer 1998 Attended the summer S.A.T.A.I. conference held in Phoenix, Arizona. The seminar focused on controlled motorcycle slide tests, as well as a single high speed (40 mph) vehicle-to-vehicle lateral impact with a live human volunteer subject in the bullet vehicle. Additionally, the seminar focused on motorcycle inspections and applied aerodynamics for accident reconstruction. Instructors—Neil Robar, IPTM instructor John Daily

1999 Attended the spring S.A.T.A.I. conference held in Laughlin, Nevada. The seminar www.tccinc.org 6

focused on analysis of crush damage, as well as heavy truck reconstruction factors. As well, the seminar included a presentation from a Phoenix-based defense attorney regarding expert testimony. Instructors—Gordon Bigg, PE Edward Hoculi, Esq. 1999 Attended the summer S.A.T.A.I. conference held in Phoenix, Arizona. The seminar focused on analysis of sleep disorders and its role in collision investigations, as well as analysis of anti-lock braking systems. As well, the seminar included a focus on commercial vehicle investigations and live crash tests involving vehicle and trailer underrides. Instructors—Dr. James Kiley Dr. W. Riley Garrott, N.H.T.S.A. Gary Van Etter, N.T.S.B. 1999 Attended a one day training seminar on pedestrian collision reconstruction that was sponsored by C.A.A.R.S. (California Association of Accident reconstruction Specialists) held in Concord, California. The seminar focused on analysis of vehicle and pedestrian relationships and dynamics during a collision the seminar included three live crash tests at varying speeds and angles for comparative results. Instructor—Jerry Eubanks

1999 Attended a two-day C.A.A.R.S. conference held in Concord, California. The seminar focused on calculating speed from crush (or damage), as well as retrieving data from vehicle “black boxes.” Included were nine live crash tests with different vehicles into barriers for comparative results. Instructors—James Neptune, M.E. Donald J. Basham CHP Mait (Ret.) Don Gilman, VETRONIX Corp. Donald Floyd, General Motors

2000 Attended a two day seminar on “Human Factors” that was sponsored by Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company that was held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The course specifically focused on driver perception and response, roadway conditions involving work zones and signage, effects of aging, emergency vehicle identification, memory & witness reliability, pedestrian reconstruction and drug impairment. The panel of lecturers included Robert Dewar, Ph.D., Fred Hanscom, P. E., Stephen Solomon B.S., O.D., Ralph & Lyn Haber Ph.D., David Casteel, B.S., Jerry Eubanks, ACTAR, Herbert Moskowitz, Ph.D.

2000 Attended the SAE Government/Industry conference held in Washington, D.C. www.tccinc.org 7

The conference focused on the latest developments in the field of biomechanics, advanced restraint systems and included a panel discussion on safety. The leading presenters included Harold Mertz (General Motors); Brian O’Neill (President-IIHS); Rolf Eppinger (NHTSA); Jeffrey Pike (Ford Motor Co.); Koshiro Ono (JARI).

2000 Successfully completed the Vetronix CDR certification program. This program was sponsored by Vetronix Corporation and General Motors, which included both classroom presentation and actual “hands-on” training in regard to downloading and interpreting crash data from vehicle “black boxes.”

2000 Attended the summer S.A.T.A.I. conference held in Phoenix, Arizona. The seminar focused on results from various critical speed tests performed, which used different drag factors and chord measurements for comparative analysis, as well as a lecture regarding U.S. Government crash tests performed by N.H.T.S.A. The seminar also included a live vehicle-into-pole crash test. Instructors—Tim Reust M.E. Brian T. Park, N.H.T.S.A. – Office of Crash Worthiness Standards

2000 Attended a one-day transit bus training class sponsored by C.A.A.R.S., which was held at the AC Transit Training Center in Hayward, CA. The class focused on the mechanical braking system of buses, the training of the operator, the role of the supervisor and included actual acceleration/deceleration tests with different bus types under different conditions for comparative analysis. Instructors—Maurice Bircher, AC Transit Joseph Tating, AC Transit Ed Villareal, AC Transit 2000 Attended the World Reconstruction Exposition (WREX 2000) held in College Station, Texas. This one-week exposition included a vast array of accident reconstruction seminars with both classroom lecture and live controlled crash tests. The exposition was sponsored by 22 different accident reconstruction organizations and was attended by representatives of nine different countries.

2001 Attended a one-day training class sponsored by C.A.A.R.S., which was held at the Concord Police Department in Concord, CA. The class focused on human factors and included a case scenario of an actual collision. Instructor—Dean Reichenberg, CHP MAIT

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2001 Attended the summer S.A.T.A.I. conference held in Phoenix, AZ. The seminar focused on rollover dynamics including the vehicular dynamics of a roll-over event and the occupant dynamics during the same event. The seminar also focused on the analyses of Barrier Equivalent Velocity (BEV) versus delta-V. Instructors—Robert Anderson, Ph. D. (Biomechanics) Steven Horner, Failure Analysis Stein Husher, Keva Engineering Michael Varat, Keva Engineering EXPERIENCE

1982

Employed as a police officer for the City & County of San Francisco.

1985

Appointed “Trainer” for the Field Training Officer (FTO) program to instruct and supervise trainees in criminal and traffic related investigations for the San Francisco Police Department.

1985

Appointed “Instructor” for the Field Training Officer (FTO) program to instruct and supervise trainees in the investigation, handling and reporting of traffic collisions as an “on-scene” investigator.

1985

Qualified as an expert witness in the Municipal Court of the State of California in and for the City & County of San Francisco for testimony as it related to the investigation, handling and reporting of traffic collisions. Authored, drafted and instructed an eight (8) hour block of instruction in the investigation, handling and reporting of traffic collisions for trainees in the Field Training Officer (FTO) program for the San Francisco Police Department, which was approved by the SFPD Training Division, which is overseen by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.).

1986

1992

Qualified as an expert witness in the Municipal Court of the State of California in and for the City & County of San Francisco for testimony as it related to the investigation and handling of Driving Under The Influence (DUI) cases, and in the area of Traffic Accident Investigation.

1993

Qualified as an expert witness in the Municipal Court of the State of California in www.tccinc.org 9

and for the City & County of San Francisco in the area of Traffic Accident Reconstruction.

1994

Appointed “Instructor” for the San Francisco Police Department’s “Basic” Accident Investigation course that is approved and overseen by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.). Specific functions that were assigned were to instruct students in practical diagramming exercises and in skidmark analysis by performing actual skid tests under different conditions for comparative analysis. Appointed “Instructor” for the San Francisco Police Department’s “Intermediate Accident Investigation—Skidmark Analysis” course, that is approved and overseen by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.). Specific functions that were assigned were to instruct students in the analysis of test skids that were performed by the students in the class and to use different types of vehicles & braking systems for comparative analysis.

1994

1996

Promoted to the rank of Sergeant which has the responsibilities of supervising officers in their performance of all duties of police work which includes investigating both criminal and traffic related matters, as well as approving and correcting all incident/accident reports.

2000

Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant which has the responsibilities of overseeing the entire division’s traffic enforcement and investigation protocol. Also includes approving all traffic reports for completeness and accuracy.

2001

To this date, over two hundred-fifty (250) police officers have been trained in the investigation, handling and reporting of traffic collisions. I have personally investigated over one thousand-five hundred (1,500) traffic collisions and have successfully reconstructed over one thousand (1000) traffic collisions for criminal prosecution and/or civil litigation.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

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National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists Society of Accident Reconstructionists Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators California Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists Society of Automotive Engineers Accreditation Commission For Traffic Accident Reconstruction California Organization of Police and Sheriffs San Francisco Police Department San Francisco Police Officers Association

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