Teaching About Drunk Driving

1 decade 1 year 5 months ago Monday, April 23 2007 Apr 23, 2007 Monday, April 23, 2007 4:50:39 PM CDT April 23, 2007 in News

Students watched in silence as emergency workers attended to the accident scene and pulled their own classmates from the wrecked cars.

"The driver, Tory, she just started crying whenever she saw Emily laying on the front of the car," Hallsville student Katie Williamson said. "Just seeing Emily zipped up in that body bag, taken off in the hearse, it was kind of sad."

Senior Kathryn Elkin played the role of one of the crash victims.

"They had to pull the door off of my car," Elkin said.  "That's when they put the neck thing, I don't know what it's called, they put that on, and then they put me on the stretcher, and then they took me to the ambulance."

Elkin said she is thankful it was all just make believe.

"I was just thinking about Emily, and how she was just laying there, and I didn't really want to picture it being real," Elkin said.

Officials said they feel the presentation makes an impact.

"Using actual students for the presentation, it makes it more personal to the kids that are watching it," school resource officer Larry Dietzel said. "It brings it home."

The Hallsville school district decided to sponsor the mock crash because prom is coming up.

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