Start with an accident reconstruction template. We'll use SmartDraw to do this. This is much easier and more accurate than trying to draw the scene by hand. Plus, when you're finished, you'll have a presentation-quality graphic.
Begin by selecting an accident reconstruction template from the Police & Fire category under New Document.
Starting with the right template means you'll have the symbols and tools docked to the left of your workspace to do everything you need.
SmartDraw includes hundreds of symbols for everything you need in your accident reconstruction: cars, trucks, and vehicles of all kinds; traffic signs and road markings, roadway objects, and more. Simply select the symbols you need from the SmartPanel, and drag and drop them onto your diagram.
Start by laying out your scene including the type of road, intersection, traffic lights, and lane markings. You can add what you need from the attached library.
You'll want to include only the information that is important to the case. Don't add extraneous items, as they will distract from the visual facts being presented.
Next, add the vehicles involved. Show their course of travel and denote the point of the collision. Be sure to label each vehicle.
The final step is to add a legend and a brief description of the accident.
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