On Monday, February 4th, 2019, the California Highway Patrol, in conjunction with Servite High School, will be conducting a simulated drunk driving traffic collision as part of the Every 15 Minutes program. The collision will be staged at the intersection of Dogwood Avenue and Keystone Street just west of Servite High School at approximately 10:00 a.m. The mock collision will take place for approximately 2 hours; however, the roadway will be closed for several hours to allow for scene set-up and breakdown. During the mock collision there will be a high concentration of emergency vehicles in the area. We would like to ensure that the public is aware this is a mock emergency incident and that no real emergency actually exists.
Every 15 minutes is a two-day program, which demonstrates to high school students the impact drinking and driving has on friends, families, and their community. The first day of the program is highlighted by a simulated traffic collision that will be conducted at the high school involving an impaired teenage driver, critically injured victim and a fatally injured victim. The event includes emergency responses from police, fire, ambulance, coroner and tow truck companies, just as an actual collision would require. The program will conclude with a mock funeral and assembly for students on February 5th, 2019.
This event is conducted by the California Highway Patrol, with support from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Anaheim Police Department, Anaheim Fire Department, OC Global Medical Center, C.A.R.E. Ambulance, Hilgenfeld Mortuary, Knott’s Berry Farm and many other community partners and affiliates.
All media inquiries should be forwarded to Officer Graham at the Westminister Area Office of the California Highway Patrol.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The mission of the California Highway Patrol is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security to the people of California.
This article was released by the Servite High School.