Distracted driving dangers


By John Hamilton - [email protected]



A mother reacts to her child being treated during a mock crash at Caesar Creek Flea Market on Saturday.


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Lt. Nick Robinson of the Chester Twp. Fire Department walks the audience through step-by-step what emergency services do during an accident on Saturday at Caesar Creek Flea Market


John Hamilton | Wilmington News Journal

Edgington Funeral Home provided a hearse with the coroner to aid in the mock crash.


John Hamilton | Wilmington News Journal

Sabina Police and Chester Twp. Fire Department create a scene of a would-be three-vehicle crash.


John Hamilton | Wilmington News Journal

Firefighters of the Chester Twp. Fire Department look over and clean up the wreckage of the mock crash on Saturday.


John Hamilton | Wilmington News Journal

MedFlight assists with the mock crash on Saturday.


John Hamilton | Wilmington News Journal

CHESTER TWP. — The Chester Twp. Fire Department and many other volunteers gave the public an up-close, realistic depiction of the dangers of distracted driving during a mock three-car crash held Saturday at Caesar Creek Flea Market Saturday.

An emphasis was placed on the dangers of texting or drinking while driving. The simulated three-car crash displayed to the audience what a crash like that can lead to — serious injuries and, at worst, a fatality.

Chester Twp. Fire Lt. Nick Robinson walked onlookers through what could happen in this scenario and what emergency service personnel do in response. To add to the realism, Edgington Funeral Home assisted with the demonstration by providing a hearse as a coroner escort the “body”.

The mock crash was part of a day-long safety event that included a police K-9 unit and a visit from MedFlight, and the fire department performed fire extinguisher demonstrations, car seat inspections and blood pressure and sugar checks.

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office gave out Halloween bags and information about the DARE program and children had opportunities to spray water, touch the fire trucks and climb in the cruisers.

A mother reacts to her child being treated during a mock crash at Caesar Creek Flea Market on Saturday.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_DSC_0133.jpgA mother reacts to her child being treated during a mock crash at Caesar Creek Flea Market on Saturday. John Hamilton | Wilmington News Journal

Lt. Nick Robinson of the Chester Twp. Fire Department walks the audience through step-by-step what emergency services do during an accident on Saturday at Caesar Creek Flea Market
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_DSC_0168.jpgLt. Nick Robinson of the Chester Twp. Fire Department walks the audience through step-by-step what emergency services do during an accident on Saturday at Caesar Creek Flea Market John Hamilton | Wilmington News Journal

Edgington Funeral Home provided a hearse with the coroner to aid in the mock crash.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_DSC_0205.jpgEdgington Funeral Home provided a hearse with the coroner to aid in the mock crash. John Hamilton | Wilmington News Journal

Sabina Police and Chester Twp. Fire Department create a scene of a would-be three-vehicle crash.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_DSC_0125.jpgSabina Police and Chester Twp. Fire Department create a scene of a would-be three-vehicle crash. John Hamilton | Wilmington News Journal

Firefighters of the Chester Twp. Fire Department look over and clean up the wreckage of the mock crash on Saturday.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_DSC_0209.jpgFirefighters of the Chester Twp. Fire Department look over and clean up the wreckage of the mock crash on Saturday. John Hamilton | Wilmington News Journal

MedFlight assists with the mock crash on Saturday.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_DSC_0188.jpgMedFlight assists with the mock crash on Saturday. John Hamilton | Wilmington News Journal

By John Hamilton

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