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Irughe and Ehigiator

Greener Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology Research Vol. 3 (1), pp. 012-018, January 2013

ISSN: 2276-7835 © 2011 Greener Journals

Research Paper

Manuscript Number:103112180


Investigation cause of accident using Terrestrial Laser scanner


Ehigiator Irughe1*,  M. O. Ehigiator2,1


*1,2Siberian State  Geodesy Academy, Department of Engineering Geodesy and GeoInformation Systems, Novosibirsk, Russia.

2Faculty of Basic Science, Department of Physics and Energy, Benson- Idahosa University, Benin City, Nigeria.


*1Corresponding Author’s Email: raphehigiator @,

1geosystems_2004 @


The aim of traffic reconstruction is to recreate motor vehicle collision scenes in order to analyze the dynamics of the collision events, to provide evidence in court cases and allow the manufacturers to evaluate the vehicle’s design. However, at the scene of the accident it is not known exactly the amount of information that will be required for the analysis and often relevant data are missing. The emergence of terrestrial laser scanning has enabled the 3D documentation of accident events in a safer way, as information can be collected without any lane closures or traffic interruptions, and in a more flexible and faster way, as a single user can operate the instrument in complete darkness or direct sunlight. The notion of this paper is to model accident scene using terrestrial laser scanning data. Terrestrial laser scanning provides the capability of recording such infrastructures in a fast and reliable way, where a number of different information, including traffic control features, volumes, accident characteristics and detailed spatial data, can be easily obtained. This information can then be integrated within traffic management integrated systems and be used for accident prevention purposes.

Keywords: Terrestrial laser scanner (TLS), Momentum, speed, Accuracy.

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