Shown is a driver's
eye view panorama of 180 degrees.
Important : you are viewing
the above as a one dimensional image - the real thing
is made to be held up with
arms extended - and held at a curve away from
the body in order for it
to look exactly like the driver's view.
All ALPS needs is some details
of the event and measurements of the driver
in relation to the vehicle
that the driver was sitting in. ALPS has built a special
rig for this type of photograph.
Guaranteed to be accurate. The actual panorama
photograph is enlarged to
at least 40 inches wide or larger.
If so desired, each juror can
hold the photograph and view it in
the perspective of the actual driver. In
all vehicle collision cases :
the question is always "What did the driver(s) see?
In cases such as
a head on collisions it is usually a straight forward view, thus
the photographs needed
can in most cases be done using
The images shown here
are a good example of a case where we used this photographic method.
conventional photography methods.
However, if the case involves turns, a T-bone collision, or line
of sight left / right,
then you will probably need to show a much wider area of drivers
When he pulled up
to the second set of tracks and stopped
the power pole blocked
his clear line of sight.
with his four friends riding in the car, had pulled up to
a railroad crossing involving
five sets of tracks. When he pulled up to the first track
and stopped; the
building to the right was blocking his clear line of sight.
Then he pulled up
about 3 more feet to take a look
and in than 1.5
This map of a
railroad crossing was built to show a line of sight problem
existing at a railroad crossing involving 5 sets of tracks.
Note car nearest power pole. When the car pulled up to look
and see what was coming the power pole blocked the drivers line
of sight. When the driver pulled up a few more feet, the fertilizer
building blocked his line of sight, actually giving him only
about 50 feet of line of sight view. Now add that to the fact
that the train signal bell located 360 feet down the track to
the left was dinging, the driver assumed the train must
be coming from that direction; he pulled out a couple of more
feet and within about 1.5 seconds was dead.
The entire map
built by ALPS is not shown.
The original map also showed the railroad bell signal 360 feet
Let ALPS put
you in the driver's seat with our
expert panoramic photography.
Atlanta Legal Photo Services, Inc.