-ANNUAL MOCK CRASH-
To help combat young driver crashes, the Maryland State Highway Administration Safety Office in partnership with the Wicomico Highway Safety Task Force is hosting a “Mock Crash” at Wicomico Senior High School on Friday, April 23, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. This event will show the effects of drinking and driving and of not wearing a seat belt.
In a “Mock Crash” two cars are placed as if they have crashed and local agencies such as the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, Salisbury Police Department, Salisbury Fire Department and Maryland State Police Aviation respond as if the crash is real. Students will get to see what really happens at a crash scene. They will even see a crash victim taken away in a hearse.
Immediately following the crash, there will be an assembly in the auditorium where speakers, Sheriff Mike Lewis, Assistant Chief Jimmy Gladwell of the Salisbury Fire Department and Suzanne Elzey will speak about how crashes have impacted their lives.
There are many proms coming up soon. The hope is that this demonstration will have an impact on the students who watch it and the ones who hear about it from their friends.
(picture of the 2013 Mock Crash)
Releasing Authority: Captain Babe Wilson