Students see impact of poor driving choices

Posted April 17, 2012

— Representatives of the Vance County fire and EMS departments staged a mock crash Tuesday morning at Kerr-Vance Academy in Henderson to bring home the reality of risky driving.

The program simulated what happens to vehicle and occupants when a car strikes a power pole. In the scenario, the driver had been drinking, one person died in the crash and two others were seriously injured.

Students watched as firefighters and EMTs went through the process of removing the victims from the crumpled car, including the airlift of one victim by helicopter.  


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  • ncno12 Apr 19, 2012

    It was a poor choice to tear up that car, there were better choices.

    Really? It's an old car. If my 17 year old son could get something out of seeing a bloody person pulled out of a car, maybe he'll drive a little slower and maybe he'd come home at night. Also, most times, a car is used over and over for trainings like this. It was probably bought for about $100 at auction or from a junkyard. I would rather the firefighters practice how to get someone out of a car instead of standing there looking through a car manual. Rip that thing to shreds and get me out!

  • Scubagirl Apr 18, 2012

    Great idea! Hopefully the more young drivers who see things like this, (be it in person, video whatever)will THINK when they get behind the wheel. And it's NOT making better choices in WHAT they drive, rather HOW they drive.

    Tearing up the car......????....if it saves EVEN ONE life it is more than worth it. Maybe pbsm would rather they gave the car to her

  • ProudBlackSingleMother Apr 18, 2012

    It was a poor choice to tear up that car, there were better choices.

    I hope this instills in the students to make better choices in what they drive as I see many people making poor choices in the vehicles they drive.