‘Car crash’ is vi­tal les­son to 500 stu­dents

Belfast Telegraph - - NEWS - BY KATE BUCK

MORE than 500 stu­dents wit­nessed a sim­u­lated fa­tal car crash in the grounds of Belfast City Hall.

The live demon­stra­tion was part of the Road­safe Road­show aimed at teenagers, to try and re­duce the num­ber of col­li­sions here.

So far in 2017 there have been 48 fa­tal­i­ties on our roads.

Some teenagers were left in tears af­ter watch­ing a hard-hit­ting video of a young crash vic­tim.

To push the mes­sage home, paramedics, po­lice and fire­fight­ers joined ac­tors to re-en­act the af­ter­math of a fa­tal road col­li­sion.

Rory Du­mi­gan from NI Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice and one of the Road­show lead­ers lost his sis­ter in a crash in 2004. She was just 18.

He said: “If one young per­son comes away from it think­ing that it’s go­ing to change their at­ti­tude to driv­ing, then it’s worth it.” The sim­u­lated car crash in the grounds of City Hall yes­ter­day morn­ing high­lighted the ap­palling con­se­quences of dan­ger­ous driv­ing

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