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Car accidents reconstructed in Summerville

From our News Partners at WCBD-TV:

Investigators from all over the nation and Canada are meeting in the Lowcountry this week to study the science of car accidents by reconstructing them.

Investigations that follow crashes help determine how fast cars are traveling, whether air bags go off and several other factors needed in the aftermath. All of the math and science that goes into that deconstruction gets taught at this reconstruction training.

"They'll learn the speed of the car, and use their skills to calculate the speed of a crash and to determine if their calculations match up with a real world occurrence. So we[SCARS] will know the speed, they'll calculate the speed and hopefully those numbers are within one or two miles of each other," said Ricky Dixon, the President of South Carolina Association for Reconstruction Specialists, or SCARS.

They do this training once a year in Summerville.

SCARS said it typically attracts people from all over the U.S. and some international investigators.

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