Road safety event recreates car crash at student campus

Huddersfield students have been given first hand experience of the horrors of a car crash as part of an event to promote road safety. 

Kirklees Police joined forces with colleagues from Yorkshire Ambulance Service and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service for the event which recreated the scene of a serious collision.

The event was staged at Huddersfield University last Friday to mark International Paramedics Day and demonstrate how the emergency services work together at the scene of a road traffic collision.

Those attending were given a detailed breakdown of how poor and irresponsible driving could easily lead to a major collision which could cost lives.

Two special damaged cars were deployed for the event which saw those present demonstrate simulated casualty rescues.

It saw student paramedics put their learning into practice in a scenario which involved an actor and mannequins playing the part of accident victims.

PC Phil Hardy (University Partnership Officer) assisted with organising the event to show students and others present dangers of irresponsible driving that could lead to an RTC occurring.

He said: “It was great to come together with paramedic and Fire colleagues to highlight the dangers of driving in a dangerous or careless manner and how this could lead to life changing incidents.

“As part of International Paramedics Day it was great to be able to come together and speak to young people in and around the University campus to show how all emergency services work together at scenes to save lives.”

Insp Graham Dyson  of the Huddersfield NPT added: “Events of this nature are great to show the public what all emergency service staff have to deal with on a daily basis, and highlight the dangers of bad driving.

“Those present will have seen first-hand what can occur, and these events will hopefully prevent collisions in the future.”

See more details at the University of Huddersfield website here https://www.hud.ac.uk/news/2022/july/paramedics-day-mock-up-traffic-accident/

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