Mock crash teaches real lessons
May 31, 2011
On May 12, a mock crash was held for 11th- and 12th-graders at Issaquah High School. Eastside Fire & Rescue, lead by Ryan Anderson, with medical personnel, law enforcement agencies and students performed a realistic portrayal of an alcohol-related car accident and the likely response of emergency crews. Parts of the mock crash were graphic in nature due to the realistic portrayal of the impact to the human body when involved in a car accident.
This two-part event was an educational activity showing the dangers of driving, or being a passenger in a vehicle, when poor choices are made. The goal is to educate students about making the best possible decisions to keep them safe and protect their future.
Students first witnessed the mock crash that had student actors Jeff Crocker, Audrey DeLuca, Becky Rex, Hadyn Coxen, Kim Bussing, Jamie Lutz, Anthony McChesney, Josh Batzel, Skyler Kersten, Seth Margolies, Kellyn Alberg and Rebecca Allen.
For the second part of the event, everyone moved inside for a debriefing along with speeches from student guest speaker AJ Hoffman and Sammamish Police Officer Julie Blessum. Students then watched a short video about the risks of texting while driving. See the video at www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=2964.
The event was funded by a grant from The Issaquah Community Network as well as the Issaquah High School PTSA.