Mike Anderson


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 West Jordan, Utah

Mike is an ACTAR (Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction) accredited expert in the field of Collision Reconstruction. He is a full-time crash reconstructionist with Collision Forensics and Engineering and retired from Law Enforcement in 2018 after working over 20 years with much of his time spent working as a full-time major crash reconstructionist investigating serious bodily injury and fatal crashes. He has taught crash investigation and reconstruction to numerous police agencies in and around Utah. He holds a motorcycle endorsement and was assigned as a motor officer for part of his career and was certified as a Federal Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Inspector and conducted roadside inspections of commercial vehicles and drivers, ensuring their compliance with Federal and State Motor Carrier Regulations. He was instrumental in the creation of and initial management of, a multi-agency major crash team where he has investigated or aided in the investigation of thousands of auto v. auto, auto v. motorcycle, auto v. pedestrian collisions, and commercial vehicle collisions. He has assisted in the documentation of numerous homicides, officer-involved shootings, and suspicious death scenes and was one of the first persons to use and operate a FARO 3D scanner in police investigations in Utah, and is a certified FARO scanner trainer and drone pilot. His training includes Crush Analysis, CDR Technician and examiner pertaining to data retrieval using the Bosch Crash Data Retrieval software (airbag control module and electronic data recorder), heavy vehicle EDR (event data recorder), advanced collision reconstruction using CDR data, human factors regarding driver perception and response times, motorcycle collision reconstruction, auto/pedestrian reconstruction, heavy vehicle reconstruction, occupant kinematics and has completed Northwestern University TAR 1, 2 and 3. He has attended Bendix air brake school for the operation of S-Cam & Air Disk brake operation and all components of an air brake system.