Students see impact of poor driving choices

Posted April 17, 2012 4:56 p.m. EDT
Updated April 17, 2012 8:30 p.m. EDT

— 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.