Mock DUI Shows Students Consequences of Drinking and Driving
Some lessons don't hit home unless you can see the consequences.
That's why a mock DUI crash at the College of Central Florida showed students the consequences of drinking and driving.
"Somebody please. anybody please help!"
Her cries seem real, but instead she's acting in a mock DUI crash staged at the College of Central Florida.
"I really hope that the students get a feel of it being real, even though it's not. They can look at it and say oh my goodness this is what can really happen," said Katie Cummins who is the CF Student Activities President in the Ocala Campus.
Ocala fire fighters arrived at the scene where a drunk driver crashed into pedestrians and bicyclists.
Students watched as firefighters pulled out the driver, assisted the wounded and covered the body of a dead pedestrian.
A dummy was used to represent the passenger, who was trapped inside the car.
During the presentation the Ocala firefighters used this tool called the "jaws of life" to pry open the busted vehicle.
They managed to pullout the passenger who died at the scene and was taken away in a hearse.
One student said this mock DUI crash hits close to home.
"I am glad they do it because when my mom was pregnant with my older brother she was hit by a drunk driver while trying to cross the road so I am glad people are aware of it and that it's stupid to do," said Jade Allen who is a CF student.
The fourth annaul mock DUI event is a collaborative event that involves CF Student Activities Board, EMS program, drama, Conference Services, Plant Operations, Public Safety and Ocala Fire Rescue.
"We see this type of crash to often and anything that we can do to promote awareness of drinking and driving we love to participate," said Capt. Shane Ferguson with Ocala Fire Rescue.
In this fake crash, two people died and three were injured.
Even though this is all staged, the message is real.
"People in general don't really understand the severity of until it happens to them so I am hoping that they will look at this and never get behind the wheel so they never have to experience what it's really like," said Cummins.
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