Mock crash teaches students ‘it only takes a second to become a statistic’
A mock crash was staged near the campus at Springfield High School the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 18 — during Homecoming Week — and it looked like the real thing. The simulated crash was staged to remind students of dangers and consequences of unsafe driving behaviors, and used real crashed vehicles and student participants to act out roles as crash victims. Ambulances, fire trucks and police vehicles were brought in to handle the fake crash. The scenario-based exercise provided an opportunity for police, firefighters, medical staff and paramedics to practice how they’d handle the situation. For more information see full page with story and pictures on page 9 in this newspaper.