The Investigation of Fatal Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Collisions

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The Investigation of Fatal Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Collisions
Second Edition

By Joseph N. Cofone

 This revised manual will serve as a guide for anyone who investigates pedestrian hit-and-run collisions. The information is also designed as a reference for those charged with establishing departmental investigative procedures for pedestrian hit-and-run collisions.

Topics include:

  • The role of the first responding officer(s)
  • The initial at-scene and follow-up investigative tasks
  • Vehicle searching methods
  • Procedures for the examination of the suspect vehicle
  • Documentation and collection of relevant evidence

The appendices contain useful evidence documentation forms and checklists.

 About the author:

Joseph N. Cofone is a retired lieutenant with the Fatal Accident Investigation Unit at the Bergen County New Jersey Prosecutor’s Office. He has received awards in police traffic safety and crash investigation and reconstruction and is a founding member of the New Jersey Association of Accident Reconstructionists, a founding and former board member of the NJ Prosecutors Crash Investigators Association; vice president in the NJ Police Traffic Officers Association; and a past president and co-founder of the Bergen County Police Traffic Officers Association. Mr. Cofone has testified in NJ Superior Court and several municipal courts as an expert in crash reconstruction. In 1997 he was certified by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction as a traffic accident reconstructionist (#835).

Since his retirement, Mr. Cofone has been actively engaged in the field of crash reconstruction and is presently employed by a NJ crash reconstruction firm.

Specifications: 37 pages plus appendices, 8 ½”X11”; GBC binding; Publisher: IPTM (May 2018)