Mock Accident Teaches Against Drinking and Driving

By: Chiara Lotierzo Email
By: Chiara Lotierzo Email

Drinking and driving claims one life every fifteen minutes, and with prom just around the corner, Palisade High School wants to make sure its students don't add to the statistics.

A group of Palisade High School students organized a mock accident at the school Friday morning to show classmates what it would be like if they were involved in an alcohol-related crash.

Local first responders donated their time to make sure the lesson was as realistic as possible.

Firefighters cut students from cars using the Jaws of Life, and one student was “arrested” for driving under the influence.

After the crash, the students attended a funeral for the victims, and school officials offered their final words before the students were dismissed for their prom weekend.

Today's mock accident was part of a week's worth of drinking and driving awareness for students.

With proms and graduations coming up, remember to talk to your child about drinking and driving.

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