Area high school students were given a visual lesson in the
dangers of distracted or intoxicated driving, just in time for prom.
On the night of their prom, sophomore drivers
education students at Saint Joseph High School in Hammonton simulated an
accident for other students at the school. Students were told the driver of the car was driving while
intoxicated, and killed one of her friends, and paralyzed another.
Teachers say seeing an accident like this helps the warnings
sink in, and students agree.
"I mean, who would want to have to live
through something like this, I mean just seeing it, even acting it out is so
scary," said Jessica Bergbauer, a sophomore student who played the driver in the crash.
This was the first year the school held an accident
simulation, and it was made possible through a grant from the Brain Alliance of New Jersey.
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