A vehicle is traveling on a main roadway and starts to lose control. The rear of the vehicle collides with the side of a vehicle traveling in to opposite direction then veers to the right side of the roadway, colliding with a large snowbank that causes the vehicle to break completely in half.
The physical evidence at the scene indicates that a large tool set containing a socket set is ejected from the vehicle upon the vehicle splitting in half. The sockets separate and strike numerous parked vehicles in an adjacent parking lot causing damage to each parked vehicle.
Q: How would you document each of the vehicles
damaged by the ejected tools?
A: Each vehicle should be listed as a parked vehicle on a
vehicle page. The sockets gained momentum based on
the momentum of the vehicle they were located within.
The damage was thereby caused by debris being
thrown from a vehicle in motion. This would be listed as "Struck by Falling, Shifting or anything set in motion by
a Motor Vehicle" in the Sequence of Events area for
the parked vehicle.