Luis C. Flores, P.E., ACTAR, CFEI, CVFI

Crash Reconstructionist/Civil Engineer
LuisF@CraneEngineering.com
VCard | Curriculum Vitae

Luis Flores is a Crash Reconstructionist with ten years of experience in investigation, analysis and reconstruction services. His experience in evidence preservation and documentation, surveying instrumentation, 2D/3D diagramming through CAD and laser scanning, and Event Data Recorder (EDR, “black box”) downloading, make him ideally suitable for analyzing cases involving vehicular crashes. Luis also has experience with accidents involving recreational water vehicles (marine accident reconstruction); pedestrians, bicycles, and motorcycles; and mining equipment. His background and education in civil engineering makes him suitable for analysis of traffic signal timing and roadway design.  As a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) and a Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CVFI), he is also qualified in assessing fire and explosion damage.

Before joining the firm, Luis worked as an accident reconstructionist at a Texas-based engineering firm where he investigated accident sites and inspected damaged vehicles. In addition to interpreting data from airbag and engine control modules, he worked with various media to prepare exhibits such as 2D and 3D diagrams, videos, and photographs. He has more than 10 years of experience with video and audio editing software and is proficient in multiple design and CAD (computer-aided design) applications.

A licensed professional engineer in Minnesota and Texas, Luis received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso. His additional training includes coursework in traffic signals, crash data retrieval, and accident reconstruction. 

He is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and the Midwest Association of Technical Accident Investigators (MATAI).