Sharlene Wauters B. Eng., P.Eng.

Senior Associate, Collision Reconstruction
Direct: (604) 359-9108

Our Associates perform on-site investigations to determine origin and cause of complex losses. Their process: examine and collect evidence, take on-site photos, interview witnesses, conduct testing in our lab and analyze data to produce technical reports that are clear and concise.



Ms. Wauters is a Senior Associate with the Collision Reconstruction and Transportation teams at -30- Forensic Engineering. Ms. Wauters has investigated and reconstructed over 1200 cases since commencing her forensic career in 2006. She is well-versed in all aspects of collision reconstruction. While working on cases in Canada and the United States, Ms. Wauters has reconstructed collisions involving passenger and commercial vehicles, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians. In addition, she is adept in assessments of winter maintenance issues, as well as analyzing pedestrian slips and trips resulting in falls. Ms. Wauters is a licensed Professional Engineer in the provinces of British Columbia and Ontario. She has been qualified as an expert witness in the field of mechanical engineering in British Columbia Supreme Court (Civil and Criminal), including providing evidence regarding collision dynamics, collision avoidance, pedestrian trip and fall analysis, and human factors.


  • Collision reconstruction involving automobiles, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, cyclists, pedestrian impacts, and recreational vehicles
  • Vehicle dynamics modelling and simulation
  • Collision scene examinations
  • Collision avoidance assessments
  • Airbag Control Module (ACM) data retrieval and analysis
  • Restraint system usage and effectiveness assessments
  • Visibility assessments
  • Mapping of GPS and Automatic Vehicle Locating (AVL) data
  • Winter maintenance assessments for private and public roadways, highways, parking lots, plazas, shopping malls, business parks, apartment complexes, condominium access roads, sidewalks, and private walkways


Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering, with Honours, Toronto Metropolitan University (Formerly known as Ryerson University), Toronto, Ontario, 2006


Fundamental of Anti-Icing and Liquids, Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA), 2023

Snow & Ice Management Association, SIMA: Advanced Snow Manager (ASM) designation; completion of the Advanced Snow Management program; including Core Principles, Ice Management, Plowing Operations & Sidewalk Operations, 2023

PC Crash: Super Scenes, 2022

PC Crash: Working with Video, 2022

Snow School – a comprehensive overview of the latest winter maintenance practices, equipment and materials. Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA), 2018

PC Crash: Expert Skills Workshop, 2012

Optics, Lighting and Visibility for the Forensic Investigator. Instructors: James Sobek and Kevin Johnson, 2009

Human Factors for Traffic Crash Reconstruction. Instructor: Jeffrey W. Muttart, 2008

PC‐Crash: Essentials Training, 2008

Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) System – Technician and Data Analyst Certification, 2008

Forensic DNA Techniques for the Investigator, Center for Forensic and Security Technology Studies, BCIT, 2006


30 Forensic Engineering
Senior Associate – Collision Reconstruction and Transportation
2023 – Present, Vancouver, BC

  • Oversee technical investigations to reconstruct collisions involving passenger and commercial vehicles, cyclists, motorcycles, pedestrians, and recreational vehicles
  • Conduct winter maintenance assessments, including evaluating the adequacy of operations, taking into account the prevailing weather, surface conditions, and relevant industry standards

Forensic Dynamics Inc.
Forensic Engineer
2010 – 2023, Kamloops, BC

  • Investigation and analysis of vehicle collisions, including speed analysis, collision sequencing, time-distance analysis, and opportunity for collision avoidance
  • Investigation of winter maintenance issues, including assessment of the prevailing weather, evaluation of surface conditions, the efficacy of anti-icing and de-icing chemicals, and comparison of operations to industry standards
  • Airbag Control Module data retrieval and analysis
  • Visibility assessments including sight line analysis, re-enactments, and night visibility studies
  • Investigation of slip and fall and trip and fall incidents
  • Reconstruction of physical evidence including roadway evidence and vehicle damage profiles using photogrammetry software
  • Video analysis to determine vehicle speed and positioning, sequence of events, as well as traffic signal phase

Forensic Engineer, E.I.T.
2006 – 2010, Kamloops, BC

  • Collision reconstruction
  • Vehicle examinations
  • Site examinations, collision scene assessments, and diagramming
  • DNA evidence collection

Celestica Inc.
Operations Engineer, Industrial Internship Program
2004 – 2005, North York, Ontario

  • Planned and applied continuous improvements in lean manufacturing environment
  • Assisted in implementation of web-interface statistical process control


  • Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC), Member
  • Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), Member
  • National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists, Inc. (NAPARS), Member


  • WATAI Fall Conference, 2021
  • NAPARS Virtual Annual Joint Conference, including Investigation of Rollover Crashes, GoPro GPS Data Analysis, Perception Response Time (PRT) in Different Crash Types, and Analysis of ECM Data in New Freightliners, 2020
  • Vehicle skid testing experiments on asphalt and ice with the RCMP, 2007


Speaking Engagements

  • “Collision Reconstruction Software,” Presenter at Crashteams’ Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 2010