Lindsay M. Oleson

Senior Consultant / ACTAR / Phoenix

Background

Ms. Oleson is a graduate of Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering.  Ms. Oleson’s primary areas of consulting expertise include vehicle accident reconstruction, injury causation biomechanics, and driver behavior/human factors.  Ms. Oleson holds ACTAR accreditation as a traffic accident reconstructionist.

Ms. Oleson’s areas of expertise include occupant dynamics, vehicle dynamics, and accident reconstruction.  She is trained and experienced in the collection and analysis of Event Data Recorder (“black box”) information from passenger vehicles as it relates to accident reconstruction.  Ms. Oleson performs biomechanical analysis on cases involving low-speed and high-severity accidents, driver determination, restraint and helmet usage, slip and falls, and other accidental events.  She has reconstructed vehicle accidents involving passenger vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians, and vehicle rollovers.

Representative Engagements

  • Single- and multi-vehicle collision reconstructions
    • Passenger vehicle collisions
    • Motorcycle collisions
    • Pedestrian collisions
    • Commercial vehicle collisions
    • Occupant motion
    • Damage consistency evaluation
  • Collection and use of vehicle data (ECM/CDR) in accident reconstruction
  • Evaluation of ambient lighting conditions, visibility, and filament analysis for nighttime collisions
  • Evaluation of driver perception and response
  • Evaluation of seatbelt use/non-use
  • Commercial and passenger vehicle mechanical evaluations regarding accident causation

Education and Registrations

  • B.S.E. Bioengineering – Arizona State University 
  • Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction, ACTAR #2858