Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department will partner with the Rustin High School to Educate Students on the Hazards of Impaired Driving

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March 25, 2019


Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department will partner with the Rustin High School to Educate Students on the Hazards of Impaired Driving

The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department Traffic Safety Unit is hosting a mock car crash on Monday April 01, 2019 at 08:15 AM. The event is being presented at Rustin High School located at 1100 Shiloh Road, West Chester, PA in Westtown Township.

The mock crash is being sponsored by the Rustin High School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) The Westtown-East Goshen Police Association, and Rustin’s Students Against Destructive Decisions club. 

The mock crashes are presented this time of year as a technique to educate students about the hazards of impaired and distracted driving immediately before prom season.

The purpose of the mock crash is to give junior age students a firsthand look at the potential tragedy that could result from impaired and distracted driving. The mock crash is presented in a way to offer as much realism as possible. The students are given firsthand experience of exactly what they could be responsible for including killing someone, possibly one of their friends, as well as being arrested for crimes as serious as homicide by vehicle and the possibility of going to state prison for up to five years.

In this particular instance, the crash will be between two vehicles that are occupied by eight high school students two of whom will die as a result of their injuries.

All of the victims of the crash are being portrayed by student actors from Rustin high school and the fictitious parents showing up at the scene are being played by three professional actors.


By the West Chester Area School District:

Please inform any interested parties that the West Chester Area School District invites and welcomes all media contacts from our print, broadcast, or electronic community to attend the Mock Crash event being hosted at Bayard Rustin High School, at 1100 Shiloh Road. The use of audio and video recording devices, as well as still photography, for the purposes of publication, posting, and broadcast is authorized through this invitation by the West Chester Area School District.

Jen Posner Neill

Digital Communications Coordinator

West Chester Area School District

484-266-1170

jneill@wcasd.net

Spellman Administration Building

829 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380

Organizations volunteering resources for the mock crash at Rustin are:

  1. Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department Traffic Safety Unit
  2. Westtown-East Goshen Police Association
  3. Chester County District Attorney's Office
  4. Goshen Fire Company/Ambulance
  5. Goshen Fire Police
  6. Chester County Coroner
  7. Abel Brother's Towing
  8. Makeup Expert Jerry Peters

William Cahill

Detective/Lieutenant

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