The accident reconstruction animations below were shown by trial attorney Ronald L. M. Goldman, of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman to a jury during the trial of Brumfield v. Tyson Foods, Inc., in federal court in Cleveland Ohio. On December 12, 2006, the jury rendered a verdict against Tyson Foods in the amount of $7,028,687 for the death of Daniel J. Brumfield, 22, who was killed when a Tyson Foods truck traveling in the wrong lane hit Mr. Brumfield’s pickup head-on near Crestline, Ohio on May 29, 2004.
The partially loaded 50,000 lb. Tyson Foods 2003 tractor-trailer was traveling eastbound at over 60 mph, in violation of the 55 mph speed limit, when it moved over a no passing double yellow line into the opposite lane to pass cars ahead of it. Daniel Brumfield, a United States Marine, was driving his pickup truck westbound on U.S. Route 30 near Oldfield Road west of Crestline at the same time the Tyson Foods truck was traveling eastbound in the westbound lane. The Tyson driver did not apply his brakes until after he hit Daniel’s pick-up head-on at over 60 mph. The Tyson truck pushed Daniel and his pickup backward 562 feet, nearly the length of two football fields before they came to rest crushed and still pinned to the front of the tractor-trailer.
Accident Reconstruction Videos | Oblique and Plan View Perspective
Oblique Perspective | Bird’s eye view
Plan View Perspective | Shown from directly above
S-10 Perspective | Daniel Brumfield’s perspective
Truck Driver View | Perspective from driver position of Tyson semi-truck
Witness Driver View | Perspective of green Ford Ranger