Source: Global Brake Safety Council
The Global Brake Safety Council announced the addition of Brian F. Chase to the council. Chase is the lead forensics investigator and expert witness in the October 2018 New York limousine crash – the deadliest crash in the United States during the past decade. As noted, this case was a direct result of catastrophic brake failure.
Chase has been recurrently qualified as an expert in the sciences of motor vehicle crash reconstruction and automotive technology at state and federal court levels. He serves as the vehicle forensics expert for the Office of the United States Attorney and FBI out of the Washington D.C. Field Office and is the retained leading expert nationally for high profile criminal cases inclusive of felony murder. Chase has also served as the FBI. Vehicle Forensics Expert for three murder trials out of Baghdad, Iraq.
“Given my truly unique fields of professional expertise and experience, I am excited to provide a critically new realm to the Global Brake Safety Council,” said Chase “Indeed, I assess the first hand, real world results of deficient brake system components of which innocent people are seriously or fatally injured. I look forward to working together with this elite team of experts to promote worldwide safety of the motoring public.”
“This is the perfect time for Brian to become GBSC’s next member,” said Global Brake Safety Council Executive Director Mike Sucharda. “We are excited to have this strong individual join the GBSC as our organization gains momentum as a recognized authority on brake safety.”
About Brian Chase
Brian F. Chase, founder of Comprehensive Motor Vehicle Services & Consulting (CMVSC), headquartered in New Hampshire, is an internationally recognized expert in the science of motor vehicle crash reconstruction. In addition, his expertise extends to the science of automotive technology, vehicle forensics, and the related analyses of vehicle component systems to establish pre-crash deficiencies which may have contributed to the cause of the vehicle dynamics prior to and during the crash sequence events.
He has more than 30 years of education, training, and experience in the science of automotive technology combined with more than 30 years of education, training, and experience in the science of motor vehicle crash reconstruction. He has provided expert services inclusive of unique training seminars (such as motor vehicle braking system technology and component analysis) internationally since his retirement from the New Hampshire State Police.
Chase holds a B.S. in Automotive Technology, is an NIASE Certified Undercar Specialist, NIASE Certified Master Automotive Technician, NIASE Certified Crash Damage Analyst, and NIASE Certified Master Heavy Truck Technician, as well as a member of the National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists and a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers. The braking system component disassembly, inspection, analysis, and resulting deceleration calculations during crash reconstruction procedures allow Chase to realize the results of inadequate braking components and their sometimes deadly affects due to the reduced deceleration factor of the vehicle.