Intersection Scene Inspection Photos and Instructions

Typically used by insurance companies to assess the legitimacy of a claim or to use as evidence in legal action, Intersection Scene Inspections usually consist of the verification of an accident scene. At WeGoLook, our role is to act as a third party to inspect and photograph the incident location in an unbiased manner.

Inspection Step 1: Photos

For best results, photos should be taken prior to filling out the questionnaire.

Draw Scene and Photograph: If requested, please capture an image of a hand-drawn re-creation of the incident at the location where the accident occurred. *This will not be present on all inspections.

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This scene diagram shows the number of lanes and the directions of travel on all sides of the intersection.

Street Signage (Verifying Location): Please capture a view of signs with street names, or other identifying features of the scene.

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This photo shows the street signs for both roadways at this intersection.

North (East, South, and West) View of Intersection: Please capture a view of the intersection. When taking a photo of the North side, be sure to face north while taking the photo from the south side of the intersection. *Other directions follow the same rules; East View of Intersection is taken facing east, from the west side of the intersection, and so on...

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This photo is taken facing North, from the South side of the intersection.

North (East, South, and West) Traffic Signage: When taking photos of the North side, please capture a view of the signs that apply to northbound traffic. *Other directions follow the same rules; South Traffic Signage shows signs that apply to southbound traffic, and so on...

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This photo shows signs that apply to and face Southbound traffic.

 

Northbound (Eastbound, Southbound, and Westbound) Traffic Lights: Please capture a view of the traffic lights that apply to northbound traffic. You may also capture a photo of the traffic control at the scene, if there are no lights. *Other directions follow the same rules; Westbound Traffic Lights show the traffic lights for westbound traffic, and so on...

Please note: These fields only appear in Controlled Intersection Inspections.

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This photo shows the traffic lights for Westbound traffic. 

North (East, South, and West) Sidewalk/Crosswalk: Please capture a view of the legal pedestrian travel area on the North side of the intersection. If there is no legal pedestrian travel area, you may capture another view of the intersection. *Other directions follow the same rules; East Sidewalk/Crosswalk shows the legal pedestrian travel area on the East side of the intersection, and so on...

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This photo shows the crosswalk and sidewalk on the East side of the intersection.

Visible Traffic Signs: Please capture a view of any sign that directs or controls the flow of traffic at the scene and was not captured in the other Traffic Signage photos. *Please be advised that this field only appears in Uncontrolled Intersection Inspections, and may be ignored if none are present at the scene.

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This photo shows directional chevrons directing traffic at an uncontrolled intersection.

Directional Lane Markings: Please capture a view of painted arrows or text on the roadway indicating lane restriction or direction of travel. *This field may be ignored if none are present at the scene.

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This photo shows painted arrows that indicate the traffic in this lane must turn right.

Street Lamps: Please capture a view of street lights or other significant light sources in the area. *This field only appears in Controlled Intersection Inspections and may be ignored if none are present at the scene.

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This photo shows a street lamp on the corner of the intersection.

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This photo shows trees that may obstruct the view of traffic going around this corner.

Obstructive Object: Please capture a view of any object that may obstruct the view of traffic at the scene. *This field may be ignored if no obstruction is present at the scene.

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This photo shows a street lamp and large trees that may obstruct the view of traffic.

Nearby Construction: Please capture a view of building projects or ongoing roadwork near the scene that may affect the flow of traffic. *This field may be ignored if none is present near the scene.

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This photo shows a building project that has caused a closed road at the scene.

Traffic Cameras: Please capture a view of a camera or cameras near the scene that may have recorded the incident. *This field may be ignored if none are present at the scene.

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This photo, taken from the sidewalk, shows a streetlight-mounted traffic camera.

Nearby Residential: While onsite, please capture a view of a residential property that is close to the scene. *This field may be ignored if no residential properties can be captured from the scene.

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This photo shows apartment housing near the scene.

Nearby Commercial Property: While onsite, please capture a view of a business property close to the scene. *This field may be ignored if no commercial properties can be captured from the scene.

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This photo shows a drive-in restaurant near the scene.

Tire Marks: Please capture a view of clear, recent tire marks on the roadway. *This field may be ignored if none are present at the scene.

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This photo shows a long tire mark leading up to an intersection.


Debris: Please capture a view of vehicle pieces, or other debris, that may have been generated by an incident at the scene. *This field may be ignored if no debris is present at the scene.

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This photo shows debris on the side of a road.

Additional Photos: These 5 photo fields may be used to capture any information about the scene that was not captured in other photos, or to fulfill requests from the client that were not answered in other photos.

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Inspection Step 2: Questionnaire

Although the required fields within the questionnaire may seem self-explanatory, if you have any uncertainty about what is required, please view the detailed explanation for each below.

  1. of Traffic Lights on Site (Controlled Intersection Only): The number of traffic lights that control traffic at the specific location.
  2. Hanging Traffic Signs Present: Select 'Yes' if there are overhead traffic signs that direct traffic, and 'No' if there are not.
  3. Standing Traffic Signs Present: Select 'Yes' if there are traffic signs in the median, or by the side of the road, that direct traffic, and 'No' if there are not.
  4. Describe Traffic Signs Present: If you entered 'Yes' for either of the above questions, then you may list those Traffic Signs here.
  5. Directional Lane Markings: Select 'Yes' if there are markings on the road that direct traffic, and 'No' if there are not.
  6. Nearby Construction: Select 'Yes' if there are nearby building projects or roadwork, and 'No' if there are not.
  7. Visible Repairs to Roadway or Pavement: Select 'Yes' if there is evidence of past Road Work at this location, and 'No' if there is not.
  8. Describe Repairs: If you entered 'Yes' for the above question, then you may describe those repairs here.
  9. Obstructive Signage Present: Select 'Yes' if there are business or traffic signs that may have obstructed the view of the involved vehicles, and 'No' if there are not.
  10. Describe Obstructive Signage: If you entered 'Yes' for the above question, then you may describe those signs and their locations here.
  11. Obstructive Landscaping Present: Select 'Yes' if there are large trees or bushes that may have obstructed the view of the involved vehicles, and 'No' if there are not.
  12. Describe Obstructive Landscaping: If you entered 'Yes' for the above question, then you may describe those items and their locations here.
  13. Other View Obstructions Present: Select 'Yes' if there are other items that may have obstructed the view of the involved vehicles, and 'No' if there are not.
  14. Describe View Obstructions: If you entered 'Yes' for the above question, then you may describe those items and their locations here.
  15. Traffic Light Sequence (Controlled Intersection Only): If it is possible that a light dispute was part of what caused the incident, or if a light sequence was requested by the client, then you may describe the order and length of the light changes of relevant directions here.
  16. Overall Scene Description and Summary: This field is the catch-all, in which you may describe any important aspects of the scene that were not described elsewhere, or answer specific questions from the client that were not answered elsewhere.

*Our Looker Support professionals are here to serve you seven days a week. If you have any questions or concerns before, during, or after the inspection, please call Looker Support at 405-512-5395 or send an email to lookersupport@wegolook.com.

 

 

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