Some local high school students got a firsthand look at the dangers of distracted driving.
It included a crash simulation at Casey High School.
The demonstration showed the consequences of distracted driving.
It started with a wreck, followed by a court case and ending with a mock trial for the driver who caused the accident.
The simulation took several months to plan with help from numerous agencies.
Students say it was a real eye-opener.
“You could kind of tell that there was just a sense of reality check in the students,” says senior Harley Mason.
“I didn’t think I’d get that emotional over it, but I got really emotional. It felt so real,” says sophomore Eva Richardson.
School Resource Officer Wayne Woods says, “if we can reach one student, one person, one adult and hopefully get them to open their eyes and make a difference in their decision making process, it will be worth it.”
Officer Woods says they hope to make this crash simulation a bi-annual event.