Archive for Friday, April 16, 2010

Basehor-Linwood students get surprise lesson in safety

Firefighters and an emergency medical services team work Thursday to free several Basehor-Linwood students from a crushed car during a simulated drunk driving accident at the high school.

Firefighters and an emergency medical services team work Thursday to free several Basehor-Linwood students from a crushed car during a simulated drunk driving accident at the high school.

April 16, 2010

Thursday started out like any other day at Basehor-Linwood High School, but that afternoon, the entire student body was witness to a drunk driving accident in the school's parking lot.

BLHS Drunk Driving Assembly

Emergency vehicles rush to the scene during Basehor-Linwood High School's mock drunk driving accident. Enlarge video

Several students participated in a simulated car crash to bring home a point to their classmates: drinking and driving is never worth the consequences.

BLHS Drunk Driving Assembly

Basehor Police Chief Lloyd Martley talks to the student audience about the consequences of drinking and driving. Enlarge video

Fairmount Township Fire Department, the Basehor Police Department, Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Services, the Leavenworth County Health Department and the Kansas Highway Patrol volunteered their time that day to assist the students in creating a realistic emergency situation.

For more on this story, see the April 22 issue of the Sentinel.

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