About AtlantiCrash Analysis Inc.

Kenneth P. Zwicker

Kenneth P. Zwicker, President and Senior Reconstructionist

Ken’s training and experience as a forensic collision reconstructionist began in 1978 while serving as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Alberta.  His core collision reconstruction training was obtained at what was known as the Traffic Institute (now the Center for Public Safety) at Northwestern University, and at the University of North Florida’s Institute of Police Technology and Management.  He has maintained his expertise by regularly completing courses, participating in workshops and seminars, reading current literature, and maintaining active memberships in the Canadian Association of Technical Accident Investigators & Reconstructionists (CATAIR), the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS), and the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP).  Ken has served on the Boards of the National and Atlantic Region of CATAIR and has taken the lead in coordinating a number of national CATAIR conferences and regional training days.

Shelley E. Zwicker

Shelley E. Zwicker, Office Admin and Field Assistant

Shelley makes good use of her background in banking and her organizational skills by handling all office administrative matters.  She has also become proficient with collision site and vehicle inspection assistance when an extra set of hands is required.

Thousands of Investigations & Reconstructions

In addition to processing active collision scenes, analyzing the data, preparing expert reports, and testifying frequently as an expert at all court levels in Alberta, Ken also instructed collision investigation courses within the Province of Alberta and at the Canadian Police College at Ottawa, ON during his service with the RCMP.  In 1987, he was honoured to become one of the first five, full-time RCMP “K” Division (Alberta) Collision Analysts, eventually investigating and reconstructing over a thousand collisions involving automobiles, trucks of all sizes and types, motorcycles, pedestrians, farm animals, bicycles, snowmobiles, ATVs, farm tractors and military vehicles.  

Ken has coordinated and performed many controlled, dynamic field tests in Alberta, Ontario, and in all the Maritime Provinces during events hosted by CATAIR and during the various courses he has taught. 

Ken also enjoyed being part of a small team that taught advanced driving techniques to RCMP Highway and Freeway Patrol members in Alberta when police-spec Mustangs and Camaros were added to the Force’s fleet.  He has continued to teach advanced driving, skid control and collision avoidance techniques after retiring from the RCMP and returning to Nova Scotia in 1994.  His passion for driving led to becoming licensed to operate motorcycles and trucks with air brakes and to completing a high performance driving and race school at Atlantic Motorsports Park, as well as other performance driving courses and workshops.

Private Collision Reconstruction

Following retirement from the RCMP in 1994, Ken formed atlantiCrash Analysis in 1996 (incorporating in 2021) and has reconstructed nearly a thousand more collisions, primarily for insurance companies and law firms, mainly in the Atlantic Provinces but also in Alberta.  He has been qualified as an expert in collision reconstruction an additional twenty-one times in the Provincial and Supreme Courts of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and in the Court of Queens Bench in Alberta, in criminal and civil cases.

As a trained Field Investigator for General Motors of Canada, Ken also inspects GM vehicles at the request of General Motors throughout the Atlantic Provinces under the direction of GM engineers following specialized training and established GM investigative protocols, and using GM proprietary diagnostic software.

Ken also maintains certification as a NS Temporary Workplace Traffic Control Person and a Temporary Workplace Signer, permitting him to comply with the provisions of the NS Temporary Workplace Traffic Control Manual to be as safe as possible when examining collision sites on public highways.

Ken served over twenty years as a certified Level 1 volunteer firefighter in the Province of Nova Scotia, retiring from the fire service in 2021.

In 2022, Ken became an automobile driver trainer, certified by the Province of Nova Scotia, so he can share with new drivers the latest safe driving techniques as well as his in-depth knowledge about how collisions occur and how they can be avoided.

The AtlantiCrash Advantage 

Although there are other collision reconstruction services in Atlantic Canada, we believe it is our demonstrated passion, commitment, training, and forty years of experience at collision scenes and in the court room that provides a broader perspective of how collisions occurred and what vehicle operators and pedestrians could have done to avoid them.