Shawn F. Harrington, B.S.E.S.M., ACTAR

Shawn F. Harrington, B.S.E.S.M., ACTAR


Available Nationwide
Office: 800-700-4944


Mr. Harrington earned a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Engineering Science and Mechanics from the Pennsylvania State University and is accredited as a Traffic Accident Reconstructionist by the Accreditation Committee for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR). He has a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and operates and inspects Heavy Trucks, and is certified by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) to access and interpret Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorders in commercial vehicles. He is also certified as a Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Technician and Data Analyst.

Mr. Harrington has evaluated occupant kinematics in response to collision forces and is thoroughly trained in the forensic analysis of occupant protection systems. He has investigated pedestrian/vehicle and bicycle/vehicle interactions and inspected hundreds of vehicles involved in all modes of collisions. In addition, he has participated in real-world testing of both commercial and passenger vehicles and specializes in documenting and preserving evidence utilizing 3D Laser Scanning.

Mr. Harrington is also a nationally certified firefighter and emergency first responder (NFPA 1001) and is involved with the on-scene investigation of motor and commercial vehicle collisions.

Mr. Harrington is an experienced test engineer who has led static and dynamic test programs. In addition, he currently consults with the National Hockey League as an investigator on a Research & Development program to evaluate player safety within the sport.

Mr. Harrington’s academic, professional, and emergency first responder experience represents a unique combination of knowledge in the fields of accident reconstruction and crashworthiness. Currently, he specializes in the investigation of all types of motor and commercial collisions, including, but not limited to, commercial vehicle accident reconstruction, pedestrian impact trajectory analysis, imaging of event data recorders in commercial and passenger vehicles, automotive fraud, and determination of liability.

• 3D Laser Scanning
• Accident Reconstruction
• EDR (Black Box) Imaging & Analysis
• Pedestrian/Bicycle Accident Analysis
• Occupant Kinematics and Injury Mechanisms
• Seat Belts and Inflatable Restraints
• Heavy Truck Accident Reconstruction
• Heavy Truck EDR (Black Box) Imaging & Analysis
• Heavy Truck Inspections
• Emergency Vehicle Accident Reconstruction
• Crashworthiness and Occupant Crash Protection

Areas of Expertise

  • 3D Laser Scanning
  • Bicycle
  • Black Box/Data Recorder
  • Bus & Truck Safety/Accident
  • Seat Belts & Air Bags


References upon request.