Mock Crash at Dennis-Yarmouth High School

Multi-agency effort towards drug and alcohol awareness...
Scene from last year's mock crash event at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School (YPD photo)

From the Yarmouth Police Department:

MOCK CRASH TODAY AT DYRHS AT 9AM

TODAY, May 11, 2018 at 9:00 AM local and state public safety officials will present a mock impaired driving fatal crash to senior students at Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School located at 210 Station Avenue in South Yarmouth.

The mock crash is a collaborative effort between the students and staff of Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School and the Fire and Police Departments of Yarmouth and Dennis as well as members of the Massachusetts State Police.

This is the 22nd annual event—spearheaded since its inception by retired Yarmouth Fire Department Lieutenant Paul Holmquist—and carried on by Lieutenant Robert Reardon, is part of a series of campaigns throughout the school year designed to send a powerful message of the dangers of alcohol and other drug use.

The event will feature a mock fatal motor vehicle crash with two vehicles provided by Silver Cloud Towing of South Yarmouth positioned as if they just collided. Police and Fire officials will respond to the scene and discover multiple crash victims in need of emergency medical treatment. The offending driver will be arrested and the fatality transported in a hearse provided by the Hallett Funeral Home of South Yarmouth.

After the scene is cleared a presentation and discussion session with students and staff will follow in the school auditorium with various Public Safety Officials and featuring Barnstable District Court Chief Probation Officer Jim Butcher as the keynote speaker who will be interweaving professional information with the story of his personal loss.

The crash scene will not affect traffic on Station Avenue and the entire event will take place on the grounds of Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School.


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