Simulated crash educates students on distracted driving dangers

(Photo: WKRN)

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – Students at Central Magnet High School witnessed a crash simulation Friday to help educate on the dangers of distracted driving.

The mock-crash began with a vehicle crashing into a tree and ended with two teens injured, one dead, another LifeFlighted to Vanderbilt and another taken into custody.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

Vanderbilt University Medical Center partners with a Rutherford County school every year to put on the simulated crash to warn students about the dangers of distracted driving.

“It really drove the point home that this can happen to anybody, and although it’s easy to say that won’t happen to me, just a fraction of a second could be the end of your life,” said student Dexter Woods.

After the exercise, students gathered in the school’s auditorium to hear guest speaker Doris Frizzel.

Frizzel’s 16-year-old son was a student at Riverdale High School when he was killed in a distracted-driving crash.

Rutherford County EMS, Fire, law enforcement, Vanderbilt LifeFlight and Pack’s Towing all took part in the mock crash.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

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