A powerful reminder at CG-Beglium High School

Mock accident sends a message about drunk, distracted driving as prom nears

Cedar Grove-Belgium High School students watched from the bleachers as their classmates and firefighters stage a mock accident scene to illustrate the consequences of drunken and distracted driving. Photo by Mitch Maersch
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MITCH MAERSCH
Ozaukee Press staff

A mock traffic accident was staged at Cedar Grove-Belgium High School on Wednesday, May 3, to raise awareness of drunken and distracted driving.

Among the students who helped organize and participate in the event were Jacy Zajac, Allison Niebauer, Georgi Isken, Bryce Ketterhagen and Brett Feind. District Building and Grounds Director and Cedar Grove Fire Department member Ben Lukens helped plan the event, and high school English teacher Carol Schumacher sparked the idea.

The Belgium and Cedar Grove fire departments, Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office and Flight For Life and Eernisse Funeral Home participated.

A school assembly was held before the accident scene in which first responders discussed responding to accidents and highlighting the dangers of drinking, drugs and texting. A video on a 2012 accident in Campbellsport that killed three teens was shown, along with a short student-made video to set the accident scene.

 

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