Daniel S Holmes Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Accident Reconstruction

Specialty Focus: Accident investigation, accident reconstruction, air bag, CDR, EDR, time distance, speed, vehicle inspection, bicycle, commercial vehicle, motorcycle crash, pedestrian, scene photography, aerial photography, drone, occupant kinematics, human factors, sight lines, vehicle equipment, tire failure

Education: B.S., Mankato State University

Years in Practice: 9

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 7


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My name is Daniel Holmes and I am retired from the Minnesota State Patrol with nearly 27 years of experience. While working for the Minnesota State Patrol I reconstructed over 170 serious or fatal crashes. I have also investigated over 1,500 motor vehicle crashes that did not rise to the level of requiring a crash reconstruction. In 2015, I was awarded the Minnesota State Patrol Award of Excellence in Crash Reconstruction for my work. I am A.C.T.A.R. ( National Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction) certified. I am trained as a C.D.R. ( Crash Data Recorder) analyst-technician and have the ability to image and analyze the airbag data from supported vehicles. I am a Forensic Mappist and have the ability to generate scaled diagrams from a scene or use mapping data obtained from Law Enforcement. I am also trained in Occupant Kinematics, and have reconstructed several pedestrian/bicycle accidents along with commercial vehicle crashes. I have a drone license and have the ability to take aerial photographs of the crash scene and vehicles. Since retiring from the Minnesota State Patrol I started Daniel Holmes Reconstruction LLC. I have reconstructed several vehicle crashes, both criminal and civil. I provide fair and impartial analysis from all of the evidence and have been hired by both plaintiff and defense council.