April 11, 2013
With prom tomorrow night, Handley High School administrators are hoping to prevent a Roanoke Car Accident caused by drinking and driving by staging a program involving a mock crash scene. The program is called “Every Fifteen Minutes” and gets its name from the fact that a person is killed as the result of a collision with a drunk driver every fifteen minutes.
A total of 22 students participated in the mock crash and several others pre-filmed videos that were shown to students.
The program opened Tuesday morning with students seeing videos of their peers preparing to go to prom. Then, they are shown images of their peers drinking alcohol before getting into a vehicle and being involved in a head-on collision.
An article from The Randolph Leader explains students were then taken outside, where they were shown two vehicles. Police arrive at the scene where one student was “killed” after being thrown through a windshield. Several other students sustained “injuries” and are treated by paramedics, while the driver responsible for causing the crash is given a field sobriety test and is “arrested”.
Throughout the week, videos are then shown depicting the funeral of the victim and the trial of the drunk driver.
The Roanoke Personal Injury Lawyers with Skolrood Law Firm ask that teens be especially careful when driving during prom season.