In this case, a car makes a left turn into a driveway in front of an approaching motorcycle. The motorcycle slams into the car's passenger side and the rider is thrown. The car driver claims he is not at fault because he did not see the motorcycle and it was speeding.

Our analysis showed that the motorcycle was indeed speeding, but the road was straight and level for over a half mile; the driver of the car could see the motorcycle over that stretch of road. Why had the accident happened?

Calculations using the vehicles' rest points showed that the car was traveling very slowly at impact. But it had jumped out quickly based upon where the cycle had begun braking. Nothing made sense until it was reported that the driver was a mechanic who was taking the car to a friend to diagnose a stutter problem. The car would lose power after quick accelerations as it apparently did in this accident.

Our animation with a photographic background proved that the driver had a clear view of the cycle even if it was speeding. The driver saw the motorcycle coming and thought he could beat it. In mediation, the upper limit of the settlement range was given to the motorcycle rider.