Poolesville HS Participates in ‘Every 15 Minutes’ (New Video)

The Poolesville High School Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) sponsored ‘Every 15 Minutes’ today (May 1). This morning Montgomery County Police and Fire Departments worked with the group to recreate a car accident on W. Willard Road with actual emergency and police vehicles responding. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) posted this video of the “accident” on the MCFRS website.

Please watch the reenactment as emergency services respond.

CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports in this County Report This Week video:

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‘Every 15 Minutes’ is a national program designed to help high school juniors and seniors realize the unnecessary tragedies that can result from unsafe decisions made when driving. The program is named after the statistic when it began in the 1990’s, that someone in the United States died every 15 minutes from an alcohol-related car crash.

Students from the Poolesville SADD club worked in conjunction with the Montgomery County Police and Fire Departments to recreate a car accident emergency, with actual emergency and police vehicles responding. This staged accident occured at approximately 8:30 a.m. on and W. Willard Road which was closed to traffic during the reenactment. Students from the SADD club played the part of the “living dead” or “victim/accident scene participant.” A “living dead” is a student who is pulled out of class, one every 15 minutes, by the Grim Reaper. The “victim” and “accident scene participants” will take on the role of a car accident victim or the drunk driver in the staged car accident. These students will have make-up applied to appear dead and then return to class for the remainder of the day. An afternoon assembly to close this event was scheduled for 12:30 p.m.

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