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VIDEO: Wayzata H.S. Mock Crash Evokes Emotions

Students involved in putting on the mock crash May 18 talk about the experience and the impact they hope it has.

For seniors Mitch Heflin and Anvita Singh, drinking and driving or distracted driving is more than just something on the news.

It's something they want to make sure their peers are keenly aware of.

With the help of local law enforcement, the school and several other organizations, students got a taste of what it's like to be on the scene of a teen drunken driving accident.

The took place at the school's football stadium at 1 p.m. May 18 the day before prom.

Agencies involved in this exercise included: students and staff with , Plymouth Public Safety, the Plymouth Fire Department, Hennepin County Communications, North Memorial Medical Services, Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office, Trojan Leadership Council and Minnesotans for Safe Driving.

ThoughHeflin or Singh have not had personal experiences with this kind of incident in their own lives, seeing emergency personnel work on cars, extract victims, airlift them out and hearing from a speaker who has been in a similar situation, was more real than they realized.

(Check out the video and the photos from the event at the school May 18. Were you there? What did you think about it?)

Peggy Sorrell May 20, 2012 at 05:18 AM
Anything about drunk driving/distracted driving affects me, and everyone I love (and others also), as who knows when one day you will get a call telling you that someone you loved has been killed by a drunk driver or a distracted driver. So bravo to young drivers getting a taste of what it is like . . . may save a life of someone in the future.
Stefanie Briggs May 21, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Agreed Peggy. It was quite thought provoking and the speaker was very compelling. I looked around me and didn't see many dry eyes.

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