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Mock Crash Encourages Students To Think Before Drinking

Bloomington High School North collaborated with local emergency personnel today to organize a mock crash. The event is held each year to encourage students to think before drinking and driving.

Dozens of students filed passed two wrecked cars in the parking lot of Bloomington North High School. Amid the wreckage, a student played the role of a victim…she was strapped to a gurney and bleeding from her injuries.

“I think the fact that we have students in it so it’s peers and friends and the fact that all the ambulances and police cars are coming here with their lights on, with their sirens on makes it really hit home for us,” said Bloomington North Senior Alex Ludwig.

Police, fire and the life squad worked together to produce the mock crash. Indiana State Police Training Sergeant Eric Dunn said the goal is to educate students.

“And we’re trying to make them think of what could happen with certain decisions made behind the wheel.”

Dunn said another benefit of the re-enactment is that it gives emergency personnel an opportunity to train together as a collective agency.

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