Mr Russell Danton is a Forensic Collision Investigator for GBB with over 17 years’ experience of working in the field of collision investigation for research and litigation purposes. He applies his knowledge of collision investigation techniques to the investigation, analysis, and reconstruction of road traffic collisions involving large goods vehicles, passenger cars, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians and the highway infrastructure.
Mr Danton has given evidence in court for civil proceedings in the UK and Ireland, working with many major UK and Irish solicitors and insurance companies.
Mr Danton's expertise covers all aspects of collision investigation; however, he specialises in serious collisions involving pedestrians, cyclists, seat belt usage and passenger vehicles. Mr Danton is also experienced in conducting locus inspections to identify potential highway features or issues that may have contributed to the collision circumstances. This also includes conducting laser surveys of incident scenes to provide further resources for a full reconstruction of a collision.
Mr Danton has been involved in many areas of transport related research which include: vehicle-vehicle collisions vehicle-pedestrian collisions, child occupant safety, highway design and safety features, LGV and left-hand drive LGV collisions, and providing collision reconstruction evidence to base the current Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) systems rating tests on. He has also witnessed crash tests involving pedestrian dummies, cars, LGVs, barriers and street furniture.
He has authored and has been involved in peer reviewed published research relating to various areas of accident investigation. He has presented his research at national and international conferences in addition to being a member of technical review panels for European research projects.