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School stages mock accident

Monday, April 12, 2010

During a safety awareness exercise for junior and senior students at Northview High School Monday, student Katie Rogers (top) portrayed the part of a fatality victim of the two vehicle mock accident in the parking lot. The goal of the program, which takes place every two years at the school, is to show students what the potential consequences of destructive decisions like driving while intoxicated could be. "If this reaches one person, makes them think about what they are doing and or changes the way they do things not only for prom activities this weekend, but every day," Clay County Prosecutor Lee Reberger told the crowd after the mock accident, "then that makes all this work worth it."

Emergency response personnel (above) work to remove the top of a vehicle to get to injured students inside during Monday's mock accident. Members of Northview High School Advance Health Class and two members of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) were the victims, while members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Dick Johnson, Jackson and Posey Township volunteer fire departments, Clay County Search and Rescue, Clay County Prosecutor's Office, TransCare, LifeLine and AirEvac. Mark Adamson, of Aerial Arts, provided special effects and Poor Boys Towing Service provided the vehicles. Local clergy and other counselors were on hand for students if they needed to talk.

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Having witnesed this; I'm glad it was done at our school. To the kids laughing during this time, how -very- immature. I can find nothing funny about this, & it was COMPLETELY disrespectful, fake or not. This is NOT a joke when dealing with these situations; these things do & will happen if you don't think before you act.

-- Posted by changingtheworld:] on Mon, Apr 12, 2010, at 7:43 PM

How long did it take transcare to get there?

-- Posted by spiritof56 on Tue, Apr 13, 2010, at 1:36 AM

I have never seen one of these mock accidents but i have witnessed first hand what it feels like to see someone you love laying in a body bag because of a crash that could of been avoided. Teens need to realize that this is serious and people die everyday in accidents that could of been avoided.

-- Posted by mom of3 on Tue, Apr 13, 2010, at 9:13 AM

Spiritof56. Your a idiot. This isn't even about transcare. People just have to complain about something don't ya.

-- Posted by max23 on Tue, Apr 13, 2010, at 9:18 AM

max23, it's You're not your, Transcare not transcare & you not ya. Now who's the idiot?

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Tue, Apr 13, 2010, at 10:06 AM

Oh my gosh, I cannot believe that anyone would laugh or even think any part of it was funny. Those Emergency Response teams gave of their time and energy to EDUCATE students AND ADULTS

about the consequences of serious accidents. Why can't everyone understand that tragedies happen all too often and certainly have involved way too many young people. WAKE UP AND BE RESPONSIBLE.....PLEASE. And many thanks to all of those involved in this EDUCATIONAL mock accident. If it saves just one life, or a thousand, it's worth it!

-- Posted by JaniLou on Tue, Apr 13, 2010, at 1:35 PM

To I. M. Lee Thall, Esq.

It is Trans-Care not Transcare! Think twice before calling somebody else names unless you know you are 100% correct....in this case you are NOT!

Way to go all the VFD's, S&R, AirEvac, Lifeline and the CCSD. Keep up the good work, you men and women are inspiring!

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Tue, Apr 13, 2010, at 1:56 PM

As a matter of fact Spiritof56 they were right behind the fire trucks, and they did a GREAT JOB as well as everyone else involved!!! Keep up the good work guys and gals!! I just wish some of the kids would have taken it seriously instead of laughing and making jokes. Being a volunteer firefighter and former EMT I have seen way too many kids killed in accidents that I care to say, and if this helps save a life than every minute spent doing it is well worth it!!!

-- Posted by bandmom_63 on Tue, Apr 13, 2010, at 2:17 PM

Reading these posts are often quite better than watching sitcoms during prime time.

-- Posted by madman36 on Tue, Apr 13, 2010, at 2:33 PM

This isn't about Trans-care or the fire department! This is about showing these kids what can happen if they make bad decisions while driving. IMO, some of you on here with your "smart-ass" remarks need to grow up.

-- Posted by th1953 on Tue, Apr 13, 2010, at 4:17 PM


AND TH1953

-- Posted by bandmom_63 on Tue, Apr 13, 2010, at 8:02 PM

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