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Being D.E.A.D. to Stay Alive

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The Ellis County Press

Students at Palmer High School had a first-hand look at the consequences of drinking and driving Thursday, May 15. Students were shown a mock accident involving a pickup truck and a SUV whose occupants had both been drinking. Student volunteers from the high school found themselves smeared in fake blood and strategically placed in both vehicles to give other students a sense of exactly how serious and potentially fatal, an accident can be when alcohol is involved.

With the student body looking on, the accident scene was reenacted complete with bone-chilling sound effects.

Emergency crews were also brought in to treat the victims, and the Air-Evac helicopter landed to pick up a critically injured survivor from the pickup truck.

Students thought it was a good demonstration, although some commented on the fact that the damage to the wrecked cars was not consistent with the angle of the collision for the accident.

Others felt the way in which the passengers in the vehicles were placed was not as realistic as it should have been.

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