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									                                                            Curriculum vitae=s         S.S. #186-26-5833

Howard L. McMurtrie
1020 Faulkner Way
Greensburg, PA 15601-9044

Telephone

        [724] 832-8338 Fax [724] 834-0118

Education

        Pennsylvania State Police Academy - Graduated 1964
        Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Associate Degree in Criminology 1976

Accident Investigation and Reconstruction Training

        1.   Pennsylvania State Police, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

             A. Accident Investigation

             Date:        Spring, 1964
             Location: State Police Academy, Hershey, Pennsylvania
             Instructors: Cpl. Broadwater and Cpl. Bongo

        2.   Traffic Institute, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

             A. At-Scene Accident Investigation (Independent Study)

                 Date:       Summer, 1982
                 Location: State Police Training Center, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
                 Instructor: Paul Chylak, Traffic Institute, Northwestern University

             B. Technical Accident Investigation

                 Date:        November 1-12, 1982
                 Location: Traffic Institute, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
                 Instructors: J. Stannard Baker, Lynn B. Fricke, Thad Aycock, Lynn Lewis, Bob Seyfried, J. P.
                              Manak, and Charles Kerr.

             C. Vehicle Dynamics Workshop

                 Date:        November 15-19, 1982
                 Location: Traffic Institute, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
                 Instructors: J. Stannard Baker, Lynn B. Fricke, and Thad Aycock.
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                      D. Traffic Accident Reconstruction

                          Date:        February 10-21, 1986
                          Location: Traffic Institute, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
                          Instructors: J. Stannard Baker, Lynn B. Fricke, Thad Aycock, Lynn Lewis, Bob Seyfried, J. P.
                                       Manak, and Charles Kerr.

                 3.   Institute of Police Technology and Management, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida

                      A. Traffic Accident Reconstruction

                          Date:        September 8-19, 1986
                          Location: Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
                          Instructors: Gary L. Stephens and George L. Ruotolo

                      B. Special Problems in Traffic Accident Reconstruction

                          Date:        April 16-20, 1990
                          Location: Jacksonville, Florida
                          Instructors: Dr. W. Spitz, Professor of Pathology, Wayne State University School of Medicine.
                                  Accident Reconstructionist - Leonard E. Laketek, John Daily, Thomas Fries, William
                                  Otto, Jerry Kaproff, William Rupert, Robert DuBois, and Allen Richard. Everett P.
                                  Kennedy, P.E., Ford Motor Company. Jack Whitnall and Kimberly Millen-Playter,
                                  Certified Photogrammetrists.

                      C. Special Problems in Traffic Accident Reconstruction

                          Date:        April 19-23, 1993
                          Location: Jacksonville, Florida
                          Instructors: Dr. Bernard S. Abrams, O.D., Institute of Vehicle Safety, Columbus, Ohio. E.J.
                                       Emond, Director of Automotive Safety, Armour and Co., Chicago, Illinois. George
                                       W. Black, Jr., P.E., Director of Transportation, Lawrenceville, Georgia. Dr.
                                       Michael Baden, Pathologist, for the City of New York. Jay Golden of the National
                                       Transportation and Safety Board, Atlanta, Georgia. Fred Gallasch, Chevrolet
                                       Motor Division of General Motors, Warren, Michigan. Accident Reconstructionist -
                                       John Daily, Robert DuBois, John Wride, Mike Reade, and Gary Stephens.
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                      D. Special Problems in Traffic Accident Reconstruction

                          Date:        April 18-22, 1994
                          Location: Jacksonville, Florida
                          Instructors: Rex Grogan, ret. engineer Dunlap Tire Company. Dr. Gordon Bigg, Collision
                                       Analysis Software, Redmond, Washington. Dr. Robert C. McElroy, Forensic
                                       Automobile Investigations, Inc. Jim Molnar, P.E., Mechanical Dynamics, Inc., Ann
                                       Arbor, Michigan. John Lantagne, engineer, Accident Reconstruction Division of
                                       Raytheon Electronics. John Smoot, engineer, Total Station Electronics. Accident
                                       Reconstructionist: John Wride, Mike Reade, R. Lesniewski, Gary McDonald, and
                                       Alun M.Ellis.

                      E. Special Problems in Traffic Accident Reconstruction

                          Date:        April 22-26, 1996
                          Location: Jacksonville, Florida
                          Instructors: Judge Kimberly Frankel, Oregon, 4th Judicial Court. Sgt. Joseph Cofone, District
                                       Attorney= Office, Bergen County, New Jersey. Dr. Gordon Bigg, Collision Analysis
                                       Software. Mark Baily, P.E. and David King,P.E., MacInnis Engineering Associates
                                       Ltd., British Columbia, Canada. Michael Cei, Spectrum Engineering Group,
                                       Cheshire, Connecticut. Dr. Robert Dewar, Western Ergonomics, Inc., Calgary,
                                       Canada. Dr. Frank Navin, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University
                                       of British Columbia,Vancouver, Canada.

                 4.   The International Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

                      A. 1989 Accident Reconstruction Seminar

                          Date:        June 21-23, 1989
                          Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
                          Instructors: Accident Reconstructionist - Rod Lundgren, Jerry Kaproth and Bob Borner of the
                                       Minnesota State Patrol; Philip Hight, Accident Research and Analysis; Terry Day,
                                       Engineering Dynamics Corp., Lake Oswego, Oregon; Gene Snyder, San Diego,
                                       California. Steve Pickrel, Cummings Diesel Co.

                      B. 1993 Accident Reconstruction Seminar

                          Date:        July 20-22, 1993
                          Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
                          Instructors: Accident Reconstructionist: F. Scott McAllen, Mike Hanson, Doug Brown, Wes
                                       Pemple and Howie Steele of the Minnesota State Patrol; Robert DuBois, Retired
                                       Massachusetts State Police; Larry Minor, Catco Brakes Inc.
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                      C. 1995 Accident Reconstruction Seminar

                          Date:        July 10-13, 1995
                          Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
                          Instructors: Dr. Bernard S. Abrams, O.D., Institute of Vehicle Safety, Columbus, Ohio;
                                       Michigan State Patrol driving instructors conducted field demonstrations of ABS
                                       evasive maneuvers; Representatives from Chrysler, G.M., and Ford chaired a panel
                                       to address ABS braking systems, seat belts, and air bag deployment; Dr. Donald
                                       Huelke, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Ann Arbor,
                                       Michigan; Dr. Stephen Cohle, Forensic Pathology, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

                      D. 2001 Accident Reconstruction Seminar

                          Date:        July 15-19, 2001
                          Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
                          Instructors: Michael J. Seventko, DaimlerChrysler Corporation, Auburn Hills, Michigan;
                                       William R. Scott, Biodynamic Research Corporation, San Antonio, Texas; W. R.
                                       ARusty@ Haight, The Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), Texas A & M
                                       University, San Diego, California; Don Floyd, General Motors Corporation,
                                       Milford, Michigan; F/Lt. Dave Greydanus, Michigan State Police, Lansing,
                                       Michigan; Chris Winkler, University of Michigan Transportation Research
                                       Institute, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Ken Brochu, Bosch Automotive Group-Chassis
                                       Division; George Bonnett, Reconstruction Technology, Rockledge, Florida; Victor
                                       Childers, Michigan Department of Transportation, Roadside Safety, Traffic &
                                       Safety Division, Lansing, Michigan.

                 5.   U.S. Department of Transportation

                      A. Bus Accident Investigations

                          Date:       January 26-27, 1989
                          Location: Donora Municipal Building, Donora, Pennsylvania
                          Instructor: Jack C. Finks, Safety Specialist & Accident Reconstructionist, Transportation
                                      Safety Institute, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

                 6.   Pittsburgh Chapter of International Association of Special Investigation Units

                      A. ABump For Bucks@

                          Date:        November 9, 1995
                          Location: The Fez, Aliquippa , Pennsylvania
                          Instructors: Frederick W. Thieman, U.S. Attorney, Western Pennsylvania; Robert DuBois, NE
                                       Collision Analysis, Inc. Accident Reconstruction, Occupant Kinematics/Injury
                                       Correlation, Low Velocity Impacts Demonstrations; Dr. John C. Lyons, Orthopedic
                                       vs Chiropractic Care; William R. Haushalter, Esquire, Bad Faith-First and Third
                                       Party Claims; Richard W. DiBella, Esquire, Examinations Under Oath.
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                      B. ABump For Bucks II@

                         Date:        September 18, 1996
                         Location: The Fez, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
                         Instructors: Dr. Charles E. DuVall, D.C., M.P.S., National Association For Chiropractic
                                      Medicine; Dr. Don Wakefield, D.C., J.D., International Healthcare Consultant, Inc.;
                                      Frank Pawlosky, SIU Supervisor, Risk Enterprise Management.

                 7. The National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists, Inc.

                      A. 1996 Joint Annual Conference -@High Speed Crash Testing@

                         Date:     October 2-4, 1996
                         Location: Holiday Inn, Waldorf, Maryland
                         Instructors: Alfred Cipriani, P.E.; Michael Capman, M.I.C. Association;
                                   Constable Robert Cole, Ontario Provincial Police; Rick Morgan,
                                   National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (N.H.T.S.A.), New
                                   Car Assessment Program; Robert Krauss, National Highway Traffic
                                   Safety Administration (N.H.T.S.A.), Compliance Program; Richard
                                   Downs, National Transportation Safety Board (N.T.S.B.); Carl
                                   Ragland, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
                                   (N.H.T.S.A.), Research and Development Program; Charles
                                   McDevitt, Federal Highway Administration, Crash Testing of
                                   Roadside Objects Program; Robert Young, National Highway Traffic
                                   Safety Administration (N.H.T.S.A.), Office of Defects Investigation;
                                   Dr. Adrian Lund, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Impact
                                   Research Division.

                      B. 1998 Joint Annual Conference - AMotor Cycle Reconstruction@

                         Date:     September 30 - October 2, 1998
                         Location: Holiday Inn, Waldorf, Maryland
                         Instructors: Dennis A. Toaspern, Accident Reconstructionist, Toaspern &
                                   Associates, Binghamton, New York; Robert Karol, Engineer, Cycle
                                   Analysis; Officer Kyle Clark, Accident Reconstructionist, Naples
                                   Police Department; Larry Gillen, P.E., Accident Reconstructionist,
                                   Gillenginerring; Robert Young, National Highway Traffic Safety
                                   Administration (N.H.T.S.A.), Office of Defects Investigation; Dr.
                                   Rudolf G. Mortimer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;
                                   and Lt. Al Baxter, (ret.) Philadelphia Motorcycle Officer, Motorcycle
                                   Reconstructionist/Author, Tampa, Florida.

                 8. Texas Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists

                      A. 1997 Combined Conference

                         Date:       March 20-22, 1997
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                         Location: Riverside Campus, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
                         Instructors: Texas A&M Faculty Members-Dr. Eugene Buth, Sandra Parsons,
                                   Robert M. Green, Rusty Haught, Tom Szabo, and Jud Welcher;
                                   accident reconstructionist-Bob Dietch, Palm Springs, Florida; Roland
                                   Sermeus and Jean-Francios Doucy, Paris, France; and Robert J.
                                   Swint, Houston, Texas; National Transportation Safety Board
                                   Accident Reconstructionist-Ken Rogers and David S. Rayburn,
                                   Arlington, Texas Richard M. Downs, Jr., and Dr. Gary S. Deegear,
                                   MD, Washington, D.C.




                 9. Texas Engineering Extension Service, Texas A&M University

                      A. 1997 Conference on Reconstruction and Safety on the Highway

                         Date:     March 24-28, 1997
                         Location: Rudder Tower, Main Campus, Texas A&M, College Station, Texas
                         Instructors: Accident Reconstructionist: Gary M. Cooper, Fricke Cooper
                                   Engineering, Inc., Chicago, Illinois (former Northwestern University
                                   Faculty member); Ron Heusser, (former Reconstructionist National
                                   Transportation Safety Board; Cpl. Joseph D. Hudak, Pennsylvania
                                   State Police and adjunct instructor, Texas A&M; Richard J.
                                   Schlueter, Automotive Research Corporation, College Station, Texas;
                                   Randy L Pazzaglia, Chicago, Illinois; Dave Stopper, Computing
                                   Technologies, Inc., Merrifield, Virginia; R.J. Fuller, Queensland,
                                   Australia, and Joseph Thornhill, PH.D, P.E., Leander, Texas. Texas
                                   A&M Faculty- Thomas J. Szabo, Biomechanical Engineer and Dr.
                                   Bruno Schmidt, Physics department.

                      B. Advanced Accident Reconstruction

                         Date:     January 25-29, 1998
                         Location: Anne Arundel County Police Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.
                         Instructors: Accident Reconstructionist: Joe Montgomery and W. R. ARusty@
                                   Haight.

                 10. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Traffic Institute for Police Services (TIPS)

                      A. 12th Annual Traffic Safety Enforcement Conference

                         Date:     April 25-27, 2000
                         Location: Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Champion, Pennsylvania
                         Instructors: Accident Reconstructionists: Randy Tanghe, Dr. Walter
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                                   Kilareski, James Sims. National Highway Transportation
                                   Investigator: Augustus AChip@ Chidester. Forensic Expert: Dr.
                                   Henry Lee.

                      B. 14th Annual National Law Enforcement Conference

                         Date:     April 29-May 1, 2002
                         Location: Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Champion, Pennsylvani
                         Instructors: Accident Reconstructionists: Jerry J. Eubanks, Ronald B. Heusser
                                   and Bobby Jones. Attorney Thomas M. Dickey and
                                   Perception/Reaction Specialist Dr. Paul L. Olson.

                 11. Illinois Association of Technical Accident Investigators (IATAI)

                      A. 14th Annual Accident Reconstruction Conference

                         Date:     September 6-8, 2000
                         Location: Hotel Pierre Marquette, Peoria, Illinois
                         Instructors: Accident Reconstructionists: Jerry Eubanks, W.R. ARusty@
                                   Haight, and Steve Neese. General Motors Safety Engineer Donald
                                   Floyd. Medical Examiner Dr. Violette Hnilica.




                 12. Accident Reconstruction Network Crash Conference

                 A. 2007 Conference

                      Date:     June 4-7, 2007
                      Location: Palace Station Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
                      Instructors: Accident Reconstructionists: W.R. ARusty@ Haight, Colin Jones,
                                Graham Ledger, David Dowd, Don Felicella, Bryan Randles, Darrin
                                Marceau, Kalthoff Wolfram, Daniel Melcher, C.R. Lewis, Greg Russell,
                                Brad Muir, Paul Semones, Jon Nothrup, and Billy Cox.


        ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION AND RECONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE

                 1. Investigated and/or supervised the investigation of over 1000 vehicle accidents.

                 2. Assisted state and local officers throughout Pennsylvania in vehicle accident
                    investigation and reconstruction.
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                 3. Reconstructed vehicle accidents for the following:

                      A. Pennsylvania State Police
                      B. Allegheny County District Attorney's Office
                      C. Bedford County District Attorney's Office
                      D. Centre County District Attorney's Office
                      E. Cumberland County District Attorney's Office
                      F. Fulton County District Attorney's Office
                      G. Somerset County District Attorney's Office
                      H. Westmoreland County District Attorney's Office
                      I. Westmoreland County Coroner's Office
                      J. Attorney General Tort Section serving the following counties:
                         (1) Cambria
                         (2) Chester
                         (3) Dauphin
                         (4) Hampton
                         (5) Washington
                         (6) Bradford
                         (7) Montgomery
                         (8) Berks
                         (9) Bucks
                         (10) Allegheny
                         (11) Westmoreland
                           (12) Delaware
                      K. The city of Pittsburgh
                      L. Private law firms in Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.
                      M. Insurance Companies in Pennsylvania and New York.

                 4. Testified as an Accident Reconstructionist in the following jurisdictions.
                    A. Cumberland County (1985)
                    B. Westmoreland County (1986)
                       (1) In interest Hyduke, 538 A.2d 66 (Pa. Super 1988)
                    C. Allegheny County
                    D. Armstrong County
                    E. Beaver County
                    F. Butler County
                    G. Delaware County
                    H. Somerset County
                    I. Washington County
                    J. Greene County
                    K. Venango County
                    L. Clarion County
                    M. Indiana County
                    N. Elk County
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                      O. The Supreme Court of New York, County of Nassau



        TYPES OF ACCIDENTS INVESTIGATED/RECONSTRUCTED
             1. Single vehicle
             2. Two vehicles
             3. Multiple vehicles (as many as a seven-vehicle accident)
             4. Commercial vehicles
             5. Motorcycle
             6. Motorcycle and Passenger Car
             7. Motorcycle and Commercial vehicle
             8. Passenger Car and Commercial vehicle
             9. School Buses
             10. Tour Buses
             11. Pedestrian (s)
             12. Bicycle and Passenger Car
             13. Bicycle and pickup truck
             14. Pedestrian and train
             15. Farm tractor and Passenger Car

        PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP

                 1.   Illinois Association of Technical Accident Investigators
                 2.   The National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists, Inc.
                 3.   Society of Automotive Engineers.
                 4.   Accident Reconstruction Network

        Employment

                 1. H.L. McMurtrie Traffic Services, February 1993 to present. Our group is
                    composed of three engineers (civil engineer, aeronautical, and a physicist) and two
                    retired state policemen (a patrol supervisor and a captain).

                      A. Reconstruct & analyze accidents
                         (1) Attorneys
                         (2) Attorney General Tort Section
                         (3) Insurance Companies

                      B. Custom driving programs for fleet owners
                         (1) An automobile dealer
                         (2) An electrical supplier
                         (3) Tool & die company
                         (4) State agencies
                         (5) Hospital
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                         (6) Fire Department
                         (7) Churches
                         (8) Telecommunications Incorporated
                         (9) Road maintenance workers
                         (10) Hazardous Waste Hauler

                 2. Pennsylvania State Police, February 1964 to February 1993.

                      A. Commander Southwest Training Center, April 1992 to February 1993.

                      B. Staff Instructor, Southwest Training Center, December 1977 to April 1992.
                         (1) During my tenure at the center I was responsible for training police officers
                             in the following areas:
                             (a) Vehicle Code
                             (b) Accident Investigation and photography
                             (c) Constitutional Law
                                 (i) 4th Amendment
                                 (ii) 5th Amendment
                             (d) Breath Testing Procedures and Maintenance of Equipment
                                 (i) Breathalyzer Model 1000
                                 (ii) Intoxilyzer 4010
                             (e) Speed timing enforcement & Testimony
                             (f) Patrol Procedures
                             (g) Firearms
                             (h) In-service for state and out-service municipal police
                                 (i) Vehicle Code
                                 (ii) Constitutional Law
                                 (iii) Justification (Use of Force)
                             (i) Evasive Driving Techniques
                             (j) Pursuit and High Skill Driving, classroom and track for nine years.
                             (k) Driving under the influence legal aspects and procedures

                         (2) Assisted in the formation of State Police Homicide Response Teams, assisted
                             in the selection and training of its members and acted as an advisor for those
                             teams.
                             (a) Troop A
                             (b) Pennsylvania Turnpike

                         (3) A member of a statewide committee funded by Federal Highway
                             Administration, October 1984-June 1985.
                             (a) Developed standards for breath testing, instruction of operators, and the
                                 drawing of regulations to implement our recommendations.

                         (4) Liaison officer between state police and hospital administrators in the
                             implementation of regulations to comply with Driving Under the Influence
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                            enforcement cooperation, 1983-1986.

                      C. Patrol Supervisor, Troop A, Greensburg, June 1973 to December 1977.
                         1. Cambria County
                         2. Westmoreland County

                      D. Patrol Section, Safety Education, Crime Section, Community Relations, Troop
                         A, Greensburg, May 1964 to June 1973.
                         1. Patrol of Interstate Highways
                            A. Penn-Lincoln Parkway, I-376
                            B. I-70

                         2. Driver Examinations
                            A. Pittsburgh
                            B. Greensburg
                            C. Ebensburg
                            D. Somerset

                         3. County Patrol
                            A. Westmoreland
                            B. Cambria

                         4. Patrol Supervisor

                         A. Cambria County
                            B. Westmoreland County
                         5. Truck Inspection and Weigh master

                 3. Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, April 1956 to June 1963.
                    A. Fire/Police, April 1959 to June 1963
                    B. Overhead crane operator and machine operator, April 1956 to April 1959;
                       numerous layoffs during this time.

                 4. Clark & Hoag, Goodyear Tire Distributor, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, April 1957
                    to April 1959.
                    A. Manager of two different service centers
                        (1) Inspection mechanic
                        (2) Truck maintenance
                        (3) Extensive brake repairs

                 5. Fred Beasley Ford, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, April 1954 to April 1956, part-time
                    until February 1964.
                    A. Assistant to the service manager
                    B. A new car service mechanic
                    C. Pickup and delivery of fleet trucks and cars.
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                 6. H.K. Shearer Motors, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, January 1952 to April 1954.
                    A. New and used car preparation
                    B. Service & maintenance of customers= vehicles

        Training Programs Associated with Police Training or Police Investigations

                 1. Indiana University of Pennsylvania

                      A. The Police Driver Proficiency Program and Instructor Preparation

                         Date:     August 1983, 40-hour course
                         Location: Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania
                         Instructors: Dr. Richard Hornfeck and Dr. Allen Robinson

                 2. Fox Valley Technical College
                    A. Tractor Trailer Jackknife Avoidance and Decision Driving Techniques.

                         Date:     June 26, 1990, 8-hour course
                         Location: Fox Valley Technical College, Wisconsin Decision Driving Center,
                                   Appleton, Wisconsin.
                         Instructor: Gary Kruger

                 3. Ohio State Highway Patrol, Commercial Vehicle Theft, July 1985, Columbus, Ohio,
                    16 hour course.


                 4. Williamsport Technical Institute
                    A. Automobile Mechanics

                         Date:     September 1950 to June 1951
                         Location: Williamsport Technical Institute, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
                         Instructors: Staff

								
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