The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) faced conflicting pressures: preserve an accident scene and or complete a new state highway project on schedule. Fisher, through the use of digital ground-based scanning, assisted the NYSDOT by creating an accurate record of the accident scene in order to lift a court injunction prohibiting disruption of the accident site. With a very limited window of opportunity between snowmelt and the start of construction activities, Fisher completed the field survey, processed and verified the quality of data within five calendar days of authorization to proceed. This fast turnaround enabled the NYSDOT contractor to continue construction without adverse schedule impacts. With a four mm point density, the entire site was covered and a complete record created allowing for the forensic review of the project and identification of the specific failures that occurred.