Student Reviews

Phaedra Kidd

“This was a very well put together slide presentation. I actually learned some valuable information when it comes to scene investigations work.”

“This was a very well put together slide presentation. I actually learned some valuable information when it comes to scene investigations work.”

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Jonn Hollenbach

“Very interesting”

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Course Fee

Course Summary

This course is approved for 2.5 hours of continuing education credits by Missouri POST and the  American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI)

Who Should Take This Course

  • Law Enforcement Patrol Officers/ Supervisors
  • Detectives and Investigators
  • Medicolegal Death Investigators
  • Coroners
  • Interested Students 

Approximately 6,200 pedestrians were killed in vehicle crashes in 2018. A pedestrian who is struck by a vehicle can suffer significant trauma during the encounter. Injury severity changes with speed of the vehicle, type of vehicle, as well as the age and health of the pedestrian.

An analysis of the injuries which were suffered by the person from the impact can help to determine how the crash occurred. In addition, the dynamics of the crash can be determined by looking at evidence from various sources at the scene 

This training is designed for the police officer, coroner/ME investigator, traffic homicide investigator, or accident reconstructionist who wants to improve skills, knowledge, and techniques while investigating pedestrian-vehicular collisions.

The instructor will walk the student through the dynamics of a pedestrian impact and post-impact movement by applying them to Newton’s principles of motion. The student will then learn how vehicle design effect post-impact dynamics and how injuries occur at the point of impact, as well and during all post-impact movements.

Students will further learn what evidence and facts can be gain through an understanding of injuries to the body, as well as evidence from the vehicle and roadway.

The course will summarize all learning objectives by detailing six actual pedestrian crash incidents and analyzing injuries, body movement, vehicle and roadway evidence, and witness statements.  This course does contain actual crash scenes and graphic injury photographs.

This is an online video training and is designed to be interactive with students by random quizzes and a final exam. Student login and time are tracked per student to verify the time spent in the course if needed.   Testing cannot be done until the videos are watched.  Many of the videos have a unique symbol or picture that will appear prominently in the video and is part of the test questions, this will ensure the video has been watched. Certificates will only be available for print after the successful completion of the course material. 

Each certificate will indicate that it was an online training and will note the approval control number and the CLEE hours given.


Course Fee

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Course Introduction and Welcome

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    • Content Integrity and Copyright Notice

    • Content and Copyright Notice Acknowledgment

    • Welcome to your new course

  • 02

    Crash Dynamics and Injury Severity

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    • Downloadable Presentation Slides

    • The dynamics of crash movement

    • Pedestrian crash research

    • Quiz: Principles of Motion

    • Vehicle design and injuries

    • How bodies react to impact

    • Quiz: Vehicle design and pedestrian injuries

    • Injury severity pt1

    • Injury severity pt2

    • Quiz: Injury Causes and Severity

    • Amputations and Head Injuries

    • Pattern Injuries and Roadway Evidence

    • Quiz: Head Injury and Roadway Evidence

  • 03

    Case review and injury analysis

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    • Scenario One

    • Scenario Two

    • Scenario Three

    • Scenario Four

    • Scenario Five

    • Scenario Six

    • Quiz: Case Review

  • 04

    Reading and Resources

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    • Resources and Summary

    • Recommended Reading

    • Law Enforcement CLEE Request


  • I’m not currently in this field, can I still take the course?

    Yes. This course is open to students who are wanting to enter the field of death investigation as well as working professionals. It is our goal to help you prepare for the job you are wanting by providing nationally accepted training.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    You will have access to the course material for six months. This, however, does not take into account natural disasters or a major interruption in business.

  • Do we get a certificate at the end?

    The course is an all-inclusive course. So, each student will receive a certificate at the end of all course work denoting credits and approval numbers along with the date of completion.

  • What if I want to talk to someone before I register?

    If you have other questions, please email us or call our academy directly at 1-888-556-0177.

  • What is the refund/exchange policy?

    Online courses are non-refundable. Once the course is purchased/accessed, no refund will be granted after 15 days of purchase or course open date, or if more than 20% of the course has been accessed. All online training courses are tested extensively on all types of systems, browsers, and devices. We can assist you to get started with the course if you are having any trouble. Exchange Allowed: Participants will be allowed to exchange with another course of equivalent or lesser value if course is not accessed within 15 days of purchase. The exchange request must be received by email at . No exchange will be granted if the request is more than 15 days after the purchase date. Multiple payments for the same course: In case the participant made extra payment (same course bought multiple times) for the same course, a refund will be issued upon request. There will be a 3.7% transaction cost charged by credit card processor per transaction.

Instructor- Frank Carson

Cpl. Frank Carson has been a police officer for 32 years in a large urban police department. During his career, he has been assigned to patrol division and the investigative section, as an evidence technician, as well as in informational services. Cpl. Carson has been assigned to the Crash Reconstruction Unit for 22 years where he has investigated several hundred fatal and critical injury crashes. He has testified in criminal and civil court numerous times in fatal crash cases and has been qualified as an expert witness by the courts on numerous occasions. He has taught Crash Reconstruction and Investigation for 15 years as well as DUI Detection and Testing. In addition to his duties of investigating fatal and critical injury crashes he also performs traffic enforcement duties as well as commercial vehicle enforcement as a Department of Transportation Level I Commercial Vehicle Inspector.

Frank Carson