Gorski Consulting is a forensic motor vehicle accident reconstruction firm offering expert analysis and opinion to the legal, insurance, and private plaintiff/defendant communities for the resolution of civil and criminal litigation issues.
Since 1980, Zygmunt Gorski, the principal of the firm, has worked in the safety research and accident reconstruction fields. He has provided reconstruction analysis and expert opinions and testimonies for hundreds of vehicle accidents.
This article contains the data from road surface testing along the Lincoln Alexander and Red Hill Valley Parkways that was conducted by Gorski Consulting on May 15, 2019. The Red Hill Valley data was obtained just before it was closed for re-surfacing. The table below...read more
In a "Letter-to-the Editor" of the Hamilton Spectator Newspaper, a local reader complained about the roughness of the newly-paved, northbound lanes of the Red Hill Valley Parkway. The letter read as follows: Newly-paved road a disaster RE: Red Hill I had the...read more
Tables showing the data obtained from specific locations along Highway 402 are provided here from testing conducted on April 29, 2019. As discussed in previous articles this data contains information about the disturbance in the test vehicle's motion caused the...read more
Drivers Beware – Road Data Shows Important Differences in 400 Series Highways in Southwestern Ontario
Drivers in Ontario have an objective way of comparing the safety of road surfaces. In the most recent series of testing, Gorski Consulting has compared the surfaces of Highway 401 and 402 with interesting, and differing, results. The testing involved driving a test...read more
Gorski & Shalaby Collaborate on Brief to Canadian Parliament’s Bus Passenger Safety Committee Meeting
It was a considerable honour to work with Professor Ahmed Shalaby, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Univ. of Manitoba, in preparing a co-authored brief that was presented to the House of Commons Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities on the...read more
There are some collisions scenarios where seat-belts, air bags and crumple zones will not help, but there are still escape routes! The above photo demonstrates that, despite the propaganda, there are limits to what vehicle safety design engineers can accomplish to...read more
While testing by Gorski Consulting showed that the westbound Highway 401 between London and Tilbury was generally in good condition, local safety problems were also noted. This is a problem when drivers expecting a good, smooth surface are suddenly faced with a local...read more
What road surface conditions could make our vehicle go out of control and kill us? That should be an important issue to anyone who travels on any roadway. Gorski Consulting has been gathering data on this issue for the past 5 years and this has been posted on the Road...read more
Preliminary results are available from road surface testing of westbound Highway 401 conducted on May 5, 2019. The full testing commenced at Wonderland Road to Tilbury, Ontario and then the test vehicle turned around and continued from Tilbury back to Highbury Ave in...read more
The public must be able to depend on police and news media to report facts much like Sergeant Joe Friday in the 1950s and 60s TV show "Dragnet". "Just the facts ma'am" was a popular phrase attached to Jack Webb, the actor who portrayed Friday. While it was a fictional...read more
Influences of the road surface and geometry toward motor vehicle collisions are not easily detected. They are not restricted to the seemingly innocuous reference to "potholes" used in popular, public, news media. While the popular Canadian Automobile Association...read more
Various persons and groups have resorted to a propaganda campaign portraying a direct relationship between travel speed and safety as the only issue of importance. In London, Ontario for example a local city councillor is petitioning for lowering City speed limits...read more