Nicholas Matthew Norman Manslaughter Charge: Buckle Your Seatbelt
On July 12, 2015, Harrisburg man Nicholas Matthew Norman was charged with Oregon vehicular homicide for the death of passenger Zach Triplett in Linn County. Given the vehicle damage pictured in the articles, this does not appear to be the type of crash that would normally result in a death if everyone was wearing their seat belt.
Arnold Law’s lead homicide defense attorney Mike Arnold stated, “In cases like this, it is best for the accused to have a privately retained crash scene investigator on the scene as soon as possible. Many if not most of the police officers involved in crash scene investigation only dabble in accident reconstruction, as they have regular police and patrol duties. The private sector usually does it best and can sometimes mean years off of someone’s life saved via a thorough investigation.”
Accident reconstruction relies on physics and complicated mathematics. Typically a licensed engineer is the most competent to give opinions that can affect the rest of someone’s life. Newton’s laws are important fundamentals involved in this analysis.
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