John Tyler High School Student Council and local sponsors recently hosted a Shattered Dreams event on campus. Shattered Dreams is a major alcohol awareness event that illustrates the dangers of drinking while driving and alcohol abuse.
Shattered Dreams stages a MOCK traffic accident (using student actors) where rescue workers treat injured student participants as well as process a scene just as what would happen in a real accident.
Students experienced firsthand, the sensations of being involved in a tragic, alcohol-related collision. During the mock accident, the City of Tyler Fire, Police and EMS units, as well as the Air One helicopter and hearse from a local funeral home responded to the scene. The coroner handled fatalities on the scene, while the injured students were extricated by the jaws-of-life manned by the City of Tyler firefighters and paramedics. Additionally, police officers investigated, arrested, and booked the student “drunk driver.”
Go to the Tyler ISD Facebook page to view these photos and more from the powerful event.