Mock DUI Crash demonstration organized by the Hardin – Pope County Ambulance Service Tuesday at Pope County High School. — Photo furnished by Emily Kumorek.
Police vehicles, fire departments, ambulance, helicopter, etc. will participate in realistic drill
The Hardin – Pope County Ambulance Service will be holding a mock DUI car crash training on Monday, May 6 at 10:30 a.m. in the bus parking lot at Hardin County School. The mock incident audience will be those in high school only. The ambulance staff says that the crash simulation will be very realistic, making those watching feel like they are at an actual crash scene.
Police will arrive on the scene, an ambulance and multiple agency fire departments will be dispatched, and an Air Evac helicopter will be requested. An actor will be extricated from the vehicle. In the scenario, a mock fatality will have occurred to one of the actors leading the officers to dispatch the coroner, and then call the funeral home.
The demonstration is not meant to scare students, but rather educate them about tragedy and the consequences of impaired driving. Even though the scenario will not be true, some will find that the incident might evoke emotions and deep thoughts about what was seen.
After the exercise, presenters will talk with students about driving dangers and consequences from impaired or distracted driving.