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Craig Arnold is a Consultant in the Investigations Group at TRL, specialising in road accident reconstruction and providing consultancy advice. Craig holds a Master’s degree and is currently working on his PhD in Criminology, researching the use of big-data and machine learning to reduce road collisions.
Craig is an experienced investigator with over 15-years of law enforcement experience and over a decade specialising in road collisions. He holds a Certificate of Higher Education with Distinction in Forensic Road Collision Investigation. This included dedicated study of driver and environmental factors, accelerometers, crush damage, and CCTV analysis – in which Craig specialises. Craig is a LEVA Certified Forensic Video Technician. In addition, Craig has completed training in forensic vehicle examination, tachographs, incident-data recorders, motorcycle dynamics and scene surveying.
Craig has investigated and reconstructed road collisions involving vehicle fires, motorcycles, large goods vehicles, cars, motorcycles and bicycles, as well as pedestrian fatalities. Craig holds driving licence categories which include motorcycles, large goods and passenger-carrying vehicles. Before joining TRL, Craig was a class one advanced police driver trained to engage in tactical pursuit and containment, as well as a response and off-road motorcyclist. He has specialist experience in dealing with commercial vehicles and has conducted investigations involving load security, carriage of dangerous goods (ADR), and abnormal loads. His work on abnormal loads was congratulated in the House of Lords as part of a debate on the Policing and Crime Bill in 2016 regarding transport policy changes Craig implemented.
As a qualified trainer and assessor, Craig has lectured at Edge Hill, Staffordshire, and Liverpool Hope Universities. Craig is involved in the competency assessment of Forensic Collision Investigators through the Chartered Society of Forensic Science where he is a full Member (Professional). Craig is a Fellow of the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and is certified as an Advanced Automotive Engineer and Certified Automotive Trainer. He also teaches new collision investigators on their entry-level qualifications.
Craig is an experienced expert witness and has prepared written expert reconstruction reports for the Court and compiled Joint Expert Statements. In addition, Craig has given evidence across the judiciary including Criminal, Civil and Coroner’s courts as well as Public Inquiries on matters relating to commercial vehicles, road collisions, and transport policy.