JOHN M. CUNAG, ACTAR #1472

Accident Investigation/Reconstruction Professional


Established professional with over seventeen years of hands-on experience and training in accident investigation and reconstruction. Successful track record of applying training and experience to determine causation and fault in traffic collisions.

Primary areas of consultation: Traffic accident analysis and reconstruction, safety aspects of roadway, traffic control, and pedestrian facilities, road vehicle systems, and components.

EMPLOYMENT RECORD

  • 2011–PresentMcDOWELL OWENS ENGINEERING, INC. Houston, Texas Accident ReconstructionistResponsible for consulting in traffic/transportation (accident analysis and reconstruction, analysis of safety aspects of roadway, traffic control, and pedestrian facilities).
  • 2007–2012NEVADA HIGHWAY PATROLLas Vegas, Nevada
  • 2001–2005Trooper, Major Accident Investigation Team Responsible for the unbiased investigation of fatal, prosecution, and high-profile traffic collisions. Offer expert witness testimony on behalf of the State of Nevada. Teach accident investigation and vehicle dynamics to law enforcement throughout southern Nevada.
  • 2001–2005Secondary Pilot (Part-time), Las Vegas Urban Duty Station Traffic law enforcement, the investigations of traffic collisions, and report writing.
  • 1998–2001Trooper, Las Vegas Urban Duty Station Traffic law enforcement, the investigations of traffic collisions, and report writing.
  • 2005–2007WASHINGTON STATE PATROL Colfax, Washington Trooper, Colfax Rural Duty StationTraffic law enforcement, the investigation of traffic collisions, and report writing.
  • 2008–2010W. N. MORRISON & ASSOCIATESLas Vegas, Nevada
  • 2003–2005Accident InvestigatorComplete vehicle inspections, diagram, and photograph crash scenes, and calculate speeds of vehicles involved in traffic collisions.
  • Professional Presentations

    • “Law Enforcement Approach to the Investigation and Reconstruction of Significant Tractor/Trailer Accidents”, Defense Research Institute (DRI) Trucking Law Seminar, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 4-5, 2010
    • “Accident Investigation and Preservation of Evidence” Energi Insurance 2016 Risk Management Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2–6, 2016

    Teaching Experience

    • Flight Instructor, Silver Sky Aviation, Carson City, Nevada
    • Technical Accident Investigation and Vehicle Dynamics, Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Basic Accident Investigation, Nevada Highway Patrol Academy, Carson City, and Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Mapscenes Forensic Mapping Software, Western United States
    • Field Training Officer for the Nevada Highway Patrol, Las Vegas, Nevada
John Cunag

Education

  • Associates Degree, General Studies
  • College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada,2012
  • Commercial single and multi-engine pilot certificateswith Instrumentand Flight Instructor Ratings
  • Spartan School of Aeronautics, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1990–1992

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Professional Accident Reconstructionists (NAPARS) – Member since 2012
  • Texas Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists (TAARS) – Member since 2012
  • Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators (SATAI) – Member 2003–2012
  • EDR Summit – Multiple topics on EDR information in vehicles (24 hours), Multiple presenters, Houston, Texas, March 6–8, 2017
  • World Reconstruction Exposition – Multiple topes (40+ hours), Multiple presenters, Orlando, Florida, May 2–6, 2016
  • Three-Day Collision Investigation and Reconstruction – Crash Damage Energy Seminar, Portland, Maine, September 10–12, 2014
  • Three-Day MARC-1 Motor Vehicle Accident Reconstruction Seminar, PC-Brake, Houston, Texas, May 23–25, 2014
  • Preserving and Analyzing Information from Heavy Vehicle EDR’s (40 hours), Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, Evanston, Illinois, March 2013
  • Crash Data Retrieval User’s Summit (24 hours), Collision Safety Institute & Collision Publishing, Houston, Texas, January 2013
  • Tire Forensics – Analyzing Tire Failure, TRGtech Tire Consulting LLC, Lancaster, Ohio, October 2012
  • Inspection and Investigation of Commercial Vehicles Crashes (40 hours), Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM), Jacksonville, Florida, August 2012
  • Crush Energy Analysis in Collision Reconstruction (40 hours), Accident Analysis & Reconstruction, Inc., North Las Vegas, Nevada, March 2012
  • Crash Data Retrieval Analyst Certification Course (40 hours), Collision Safety Institute, Henderson, Nevada, February 2012
  • Crash Data Retrieval User’s Summit (24 hours), Collision Safety Institute & Collision Publishing, Houston, Texas, January 2012
  • Advanced Collision Reconstruction with CDR Applications, Accident Analysis &Reconstruction, Inc., North Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2011
  • Motorcycle Crash Reconstruction (40 hours), Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, Reno, Nevada, August 2011
  • CSI Crash Data Retrieval CDR Technician Level 2 Course (8 hours), Collision Safety Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2011
  • ARC-CSI Crash Conference (32 hours), The ARC Network and Collision Safety Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2011
  • ARC-CSI Boot Camp- Crash testing (24 hours), Collision Safety Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2011
  • Vehicle Pedestrian Accident Reconstruction (24 hours), Northwestern University for Public Safety, Carson City, Nevada, June 2010
  • ARC-CSI Crash Conference (32 hours), The ARC Network and Collision Safety Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2010
  • Crash Data Retrieval Technician/Analyst Certification Course (40 hours), Collision Safety Institute, Vallejo, California, March 2010
  • Traffic Accident Reconstruction (80 hours), Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM), Jacksonville, Florida, October 2009
  • Vehicle Rollover Test, Bio-Mechanical Analysis of Rollover Crash, Seatbelts in Rollover Crash(16 hours), Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators, Glendale, Arizona, July 2009
  • ARC-CSI Crash Conference (32 hours), The ARC Network and Collision Safety Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2009
  • Heavy Vehicle Crash Reconstruction (40 hours), Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, Reno, Nevada, May 2009
  • Photogrammetry (56 hours), IWitness, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 2009
  • ARC-CSI Crash Conference (28 hours), The ARC Network and Collision Safety Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2004
  • Day and Night Visibility, Photogrammetry, Drag Factors (16 hours), Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators, San Diego, California, November 2003
  • Grade Crossing Collision Investigation (8 hours), Union Pacific Railroad, Las Vegas, Nevada, August 2003
  • 2003Mapscenes System Technical Training for Instructors (40 hours), Microsurvey, Westbank, Canada, June 2003
  • ARC-CSI Crash Conference (28 hours), The ARC Network and Collision Safety Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2003
  • The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation (24 hours), John E. Reid and Associates, Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2003
  • Crime Scene Analyst Academy (160 hours), Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (Crime Scene Bureau), Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2003
  • Interview and Interrogation (24 hours), Southeastern Public Safety Institute, Carson City, Nevada, November 2002
  • Forensic Mapping Specialist (40 hours), Microsurvey, Reno, Nevada, October 2002
  • Public Safety Training Officer School (40 hours), Nevada Highway Patrol, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2002
  • Traffic Accident Reconstruction 2 (40 hours), Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, Carson City, Nevada, June 2002
  • Traffic Accident Reconstruction 1 (80 hours), Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, Carson City, Nevada, June 2002
  • Technical Accident Investigation/Vehicle Dynamics (120 hours), Nevada Highway Patrol, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 2001
  • Basic Accident Investigation (120 hours), Nevada Highway Patrol, Carson City, Nevada,July 1999
  • REGISTRATIONS, LICENSES& CERTIFICATIONS
    • ACTAR Accreditation #1472