(05/06/2006)

Calhoun High School students look on at reenactment of tragic car wreck

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Three hours after emergency personnel extracted a driver from a wrecked car, they presented a mock removal to members of the Junior and Senior class at Calhoun High School.

The effort was to impress students who will be attending the prom next Saturday evening to use care while driving.

Prom night, historically in the US, has been a high risk night for accidents and death, although Calhoun students have been cautious over the past few years.

Students were told Friday during an assembly about mixing alcohol and drugs with driving, and were shown a film regarding the problem.

Members of Calhoun EMS, and the Grantsville and Arnoldsburg Volunteer Fire Departments, presented a "live" demonstration of a car accident in which there were two victims, one unfortunately dying as a result of the crash.

Rescue workers demonstrated what actually happens at a crash scene where there is entrapment, and how victims are treated for trauma.

Josh Johnson, director of Calhoun EMS, said "It was pretty realistic. Hopefully, there was a message heard in the exercise."

SEQUENCE OF EVENTS MOCK ACCIDENT


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