Naugatuck Emergency Services

Driving While Impaired Mock Crash 6/11/10

With prom season back again many high schools in the area stage mock crash scenarios to bring home the message of the dangers and consequences of driving while impaired. Naugatuck Fire, EMS, and Police participated in such an event this morning for the senior class of the Naugatuck High School. The scene was set for a two car accident involving students from the class traveling from the prom. The accident occurred due to one of the drivers being impaired and the consequences of his poor judgment were which included several major injuries, the need for extrication, his arrest for driving impaired, and the death of one of their classmates prior to her graduation. The students who participated in the scenario and emergency service personnel did a great job in portraying the situation and it appeared to be well received by the students. Even if this mock incident keeps only one teenager from getting behind the wheel while impaired it is a success. I try to photograph at least one incident like this per year in hopes that the pictures might speak for themselves and help discourage underage drinking and operating a motor vehicle while impaired. Many thanks to NFD Chief Doback for giving me free access to the event to take these photographs.

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