Oct. 4, 2012
Teen fatalities from Wisconsin motor vehicle accidents are well above national averages, with a drunken driving fatality occurring in the state approximately every fifteen minutes. Students from a high school in Kimberly, Wisconsin, recently received a lesson aimed at teaching them about the hazards of the road.
NBC 26 News reports that six student actors, in conjunction with local law enforcement and fire crews, set up a mock crash scene in the parking lot of Kimberly High School yesterday. Students were able to have a hands-on look at the dangers of drunk driving.
The scenario was set up as if a drunk driver had struck another vehicle, killing one occupant and injuring others. Ambulances and life flight helicopters whisked away injured victims, and the drunk driver was given field sobriety tests and arrested on charges of driving under the influence. The most sobering moment may have been when the body bag was closed around a victim who had “died” in the Appleton, WI auto accident.
Police say teen drinking and driving in the area is a problem, and confirmed they will be out in full force during the homecoming weekend.
The personal injury lawyers in Appleton, WI with Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham ask that we each do our part to protect one another form the dangers of drunk driving by never getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Instead, call a taxi, friend, or family member to get home safely.