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Shattered Glass and Dreams in Seton Mock Student Accident

By on April 4, 2012 in Central Texas with 0 Comments

The factitious scenario depicted a teen driver who had been supplied alcohol by a parent and caused her own death.  Photo: Ed Lallo/Newsroom Ink

by Matilda Sanchez, Seton Healthcare Family

Shattered glass and dreams filled Steck Ave as it intersected with Mesa Drive in North Austin. Death was everywhere – literally walking the streets followed by a number of zombies.

Dell Children’s Trauma Department was also put to the test as the student victims were transported by STAR Flight and ambulance.  Photo: Seton Healthcare Family

Students from Anderson High School participated in a mock automobile accident as part of the Shattered Dreams program designed to discourage students from drinking and driving.

More than 200 students, teachers and onlookers crowded the curbs to watch emergency crews from the Austin Police and Fire Departments as well as Austin/Travis County EMS perform live saving techniques they put to use on a daily basis.

Student victims were transported by STAR Flight and ambulance. Photo: Ed Lallo/Newsroom Ink

Dell Children’s Trauma Department was also put to the test as the student victims were transported by STAR Flight and ambulance.

The factitious scenario depicted a teen driver who had been supplied alcohol by a parent and caused her own death on the scene and one in the Dell Children’s trauma center. Three others were severely injured.

Parents arrived at Dell Children’s as the trauma team treated the mock victims.

“If one life can be saved from this exercise then it is worth,” said Chris Roddy, a member of the Austin Independent School District police watching over the safety of students during the exercise.

As prom season approaches for many high schools, the Shattered Dreams message to discourage student drinking and driving holds special importance. More than 40 high school students participated in the mock drill, which was sponsored by Anderson High School and its Resisting Alcohol and Drugs committee.


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