Colin Truong

Accident Reconstructionist

Biography

Mr. Truong joined YA Engineering Services through the acquisition of Momentum Engineering Corp in 2022. Before joining Momentum Engineering, he worked in auto dismantling, where he orchestrated the intake of over 500 salvaged vehicles, conducted quality control of all parts going to clients, and managed a team in a demanding environment. Ingraining meticulous attention to detail and a keen understanding of the inner workings of vehicles, he has personally rebuilt over a dozen accident-damaged vehicles, both internal combustion and hybrid vehicles, and restored turn-of-the-century Japanese sports cars. This experience has proven invaluable throughout their career.

Mr. Truong has repeatedly demonstrated a comprehensive grasp of reconstructing accidents since joining YA Engineering Services. Meticulously inspecting vehicles and sites, conducting thorough damage analysis, and interpreting the vehicle’s accident control module data are used to aid in his reconstruction. He continues to utilize software such as PC-Crash to assist in the recreating of accidents and continues to obtain certifications in accident reconstruction across the country.

Mr. Truong earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Los Angeles in 2020. He was involved in the University’s Formula SAE project, where students are challenged to conceive, design, fabricate, and compete with formula-style race cars. His team was responsible for integrating the new powertrain and drivetrain system within the 2019-2020 vehicle, and he was directly involved with tuning and developing the internal combustion engine, building the chassis, and designing the suspension.

Credentials

  • Collision Safety Institute – CDR Technician

Professional Experience

  • 2024 - Current | Accident Reconstructionist | YA Engineering Services
  • 2022 - 2024 | Forensic Engineer | YA Engineering Services
  • 2022 - 2022 | Forensic Engineer | Momentum Engineering Corp.
  • 2019 - 2022 | Production Team Specialist | Basset Auto Wreckers

Area of Practice

  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Historic Preservation

Education

  • California State University - Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering (BSME) - Los Angeles - California

Training Courses

  • Applying Automotive EDR Data to Traffic Crash Reconstruction - SAE - April - 2024
  • PC-Crash Los Angeles 2024 Live Training - PC-Crash - February - 2024
  • Evaluating Red Light Running Cases - NAPARS - October - 2023
  • Vehicle Crash Reconstruction: Principles and Technology - SAE - October - 2023
  • Introduction to Brake Control Systems: ABS, TCS, and ESC - SAE - September - 2023

Affiliations

  • Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE)
  • National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS)