(VIDEO) Every 15 minutes: Staged fatality seeks to teach lessons on impaired driving at Nevada Union High School | TheUnion.com

(VIDEO) Every 15 minutes: Staged fatality seeks to teach lessons on impaired driving at Nevada Union High School

Nevada Union High School’s Hooper Stadium was the site of “mock collision” as part of the Every 15 Minutes educational program Wednesday morning, local law enforcement, public safety officials and businesses collaborated to demonstrate to high school students the impact impaired driving has on friends, families, and their community.

The first day of the program is highlighted by a simulated traffic collision that will be conducted at the high school involving an impaired teenage driver and a fatally injured victim. The event includes emergency responses from area law enforcement, fire, ambulance, coroner, and mortuary personnel, just as an actual collision would require. The program will conclude with a mock funeral and assembly for students Thursday morning.

This event is conducted by the CHP in conjunction with the Nevada Union High School, with support from the Grass Valley Fire Department, Grass Valley Police Department, Nevada City Police Department, Nevada County Consolidated Fire District, Nevada County Sheriff’s Department, Sierra Nevada Ambulance Service, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Fischer’s Towing, and Hooper & Weaver Mortuary Service.

Photographs were captured by Nevada Union High School sophomore Lauren Engelking.

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