Mock crash slated for OHS students

town_oxford_greenBy Errol Castens

Daily Journal

OXFORD – Oxford High School juniors and seniors will get graphic views of what happens in a car crash.

Emergency response entities in Lafayette County will host “The Consequences of Drinking and Driving Mock Accident” from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Oxford High School.

“The temptations our youth face today are many of the same social pressures we experienced,” Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy said. “As the Oxford High School Prom quickly approaches, we have taken upon ourselves the task of helping educate the junior and senior students of the perils of drinking and driving.”

Ben Shannon, a flight nurse with Hospital Wing, will recount how his own DUI cost him one of his legs years ago in connection with the crash simulation.

“‘The Consequences of Drinking and Driving Mock Accident’ will serve as an up-close, real-time re-creation of a multiple-vehicle accident with fatalities,” Kennedy said.

Oxford Police Department, Oxford Fire Department, Oxford High School, Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, Hospital Wing, Shivers Towing and Lafayette County Coroner’s Office will host the event.

errol.castens@journalinc.com

  • barney fife

    I used to teach classes to fellow soldiers about substance abuse & mental health issues. In one of those classes I discussed how many people got involved in just a single incident: a soldier driving home from the club swerves enough to draw the attention of a patrol and is pulled over. No accident, no violence, but he is apprehended.. As I named each participant, I pulled one from the audience and sat them in front of the class. The driver, the cop (or 2), the cop supervisor, the desk Sgt, the First Sergeant, the Company Commander, the lawyer, the wife, and so on — all for 1 simple incident.
    Try that in your own classroom using civilian equivalents.
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