July 23, 2012
The Norfolk Police Department staged a mock crash scene this past week to educate the public on the dangers of drunk driving and speeding, according to Anglia News.
The mock Norfolk Car Accident was set up to include two vehicles that had collided, resulting in one being turned on its side. The driver of one vehicle had died as a result of the crash, while the passenger of one of the vehicles was seriously injured. The driver who was responsible for the crash failed a field sobriety test and was placed under arrest. The crash scene was cleared as the public observed.
Sargent Ade Hales, a spokesman for the Norfolk Police Department touted the event not only as a great way for emergency responders to brush up on certain skills, but also as a chance for the public—especially young people—to become more educated on the dangers of the road. Hales claimed that in Norfolk, young people make up a disproportionate number of traffic fatalities. He added, “16 to 24-year-olds make up 25 percent of all our casualties on the road a year. At this moment, we’re running at a figure of 50 percent of all casualties on the road in respect of fatal collisions.”
The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley ask that parents keep younger drivers safe by talking with them about the risks involved with driving.