Fictional accident drives point home |

Fictional accident drives point home

“Every 15 Minutes,” a fictional drunken driving awareness program, was presented Thursday at Nevada Union High School. The program’s title comes from statistics that show that every 15 minutes someone dies as a result of an alcohol-related collision.

The accident depicted included one drunken driver who was arrested after the crash killed the driver of the second car on impact and after one passenger was pronounced dead at the hospital and another was injured.

Students will view the events again this morning through video footage shot and edited on Thursday.

The event was conducted by the local California Highway Patrol with the help of Nevada County Consolidated Fire, Sierra Nevada Ambulance, Grass Valley and Nevada City Police Departments, Nevada County Sheriff, and Hooper & Weaver at NUHS.

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