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Hit and Run

Experiment #12



Rania Sallum, 58, was struck by a large, dark-colored SUV Wednesday around 7:20 a.m. Sallum could not see the driver or read the license plate, but she knows that she was struck by the front right bumper of the vehicle, which then slowed almost to a stop before speeding off. She estimates that the incident occurred between 7:15 and 7:25 a.m. A hit-and-run bulletin and vehicle description went out to all officers. Three police teams spotted vehicles with front right bumper damage.


  • Simulate the use of an event data recorder (EDR) in order to show how the evidence gathered by this device can be used for legal purposes.
  • Show how accident scenes can be recreated through an analysis of the data that are gathered by an EDR.
  • Learn how distance traveled, velocity, and acceleration are related to one another.
  • Learn how the appearance of an acceleration, velocity, or distance vs. time graph can be used to predict the appearance of the other graphs.

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