Students Participate in Mock Crash

by Courtney Wheaton on April 10, 2014 at 6:46 am

Students at Mid-East Career and Technology Centers got the chance to experience a real life crash scenario right before their big prom.

High schoolers in the Students Against Destructive Decisions or SADD program held their first mock crash event to bring awareness to the dangers of drinking while driving. The students acted out a few different scenes.

"We are going to have a car with students pretending to be drunk, then a car with another group of students that are not drunk or anything and they are going to collide, and it’s going to be a bunch of smoke and everything, " Said SADD member, Kristin Rollins.

To make the situation as real as possible multiple law enforcement agencies and emergency response teams were involved in the mock crash. The SADD supervisor says it was a community effort.

" We’ve had the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department, Wayne Township Fire Department, Harrison Township, Med Flight coming, Community Ambulance as well," said Ryanne Hartman.

The Mid-East prom will take place on Saturday, April 12 and faculty is reminding students to make good decisions and have a memorable evening.