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Fake car crash staged for awareness campaign

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Fake car crash staged for awareness campaign

Pictured: Fire service dealing with a real car crash

If you see a nasty car crash at Sorel today, there is no need to panic - it is a staged collision as part of a safety campaign by Prison! Me! No Way!!!

The scene of a bad traffic accident is being created and filmed for an upcoming campaign called 'Arrive Alive' to raise awareness amongst young drivers about the dangers of speeding and texting whilst driving.

The scene will replicate a car collision between two vehicles where the Fire Service have to cut the passengers, with the Ambulance Service and the Police also helping out. 

The filming will take place today at the Sorel loop road at St John from 09:00 - 13:00.

Discussing the aims of the campaign, Lesley Harrison, Chairman of Prison! Me! No Way!!!, said: “The work we undertake in our partnership in order to educate young people about ‘choices and consequences’ is designed to be relevant and topical and address areas of concern in our small community, and we appreciate the patience and support of the public whilst conducting this particularly important exercise."

Superintendent James Wileman, States of Jersey Police, added: “We are pleased to be able to support this forthcoming campaign. Together the Islands’ Services and Prison! Me! No Way!!! continue to deliver a message to young people about the impact that their choices can have as they grow up, and very much includes those they make whilst behind the wheel. Sadly we see all too often, the impact that road collisions can have on our community and we must all work together to try and prevent that from happening.”

Picture: Fire service dealing with a real car crash

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