Monday, September 14, 2009

Come see some car crashes!

Just a reminder to the media....

ISP Headquarters
700 S. Stratford
Meridian, ID 83642
Not for Release - Media Information Only - 9/11/09 11:55
For Information: Contact: Rick Ohnsman
(208) 884-7231

ISP to stage crashes as part of International Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists (IAARS) conference
Reporters frequently cover car crashes as part of their routine news coverage. But how often have you been able to witness a crash AS it happens?

This week, (September 14-17) the Idaho State Police will be hosting the 29th Annual IAARS Conference at their headquarters location in Meridian. Police officers and other crash reconstruction specialists from as far away as England will be participating in the conference which will include some actual staged crashes designed to put classroom theory to the test. Some of the staged crashes will include:

- A two-car "T-bone" crash - scheduled for Monday 9/14/09 at 10:30 a.m.
- A vehicle skid test to follow
- Several motorcycle/car crashes - scheduled for approximately 1:30 p.m Monday (9/14) afternoon.

The crashes will be staged on the Driving Track at ISP Headquarters, 700 S. Stratford Drive in Meridian. Reporters are invited to attend, shoot video and photos of the crashes, and interview the conference attendees.

Background information on the ISP Crash Reconstruction Program is available on our website -

You will also find contact information there for Cpl. Fred Rice, the Program Coordinator. Cpl. Rice will be available for interviews. You may also reach him via cellphone at 761-2054.

We hope you will be able to attend the event, get some interesting video / photos, and learn more about how police officers use their training to reconstruct the details of vehicle crashes.

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