Dresden High School submission of Mock Crash

Date of Completion: 
Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 21:45
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Dresden High School
"Mock DUI Crash" held at DHS was held Friday afternoon next to the practice football field. After watching a video depicting a group of teens drinking and preparing to leave a party by driving themselves home in the school’s gym, the students went outside and observed a sobering enactment of the possible fatal consequences of driving impaired. Dresden police officers and firefighters, joined with Weakley County EMS and Rescue Squad members, THP, Weakley County Sheriff’s deputies, and Air Evac helicopter personnel, to demonstrate how they work together to help save lives following a serious automobile accident.The end result in the scenario witnessed by the students resulted in one teen being killed, three others being seriously injured, and the drunk driver, who had minor injuries, was arrested. A victim with life-threatening injuries was airlifted from the scene, and the others were transported by ambulance – just as they would be in a real auto crash.To add to the realism, parents arrived at the scene and wept for their dead and seriously injured children. (Complementary Article entry by the Dresden Enterprise in Dresden, TN)