Mock road accident shocks young drivers

Emergency services stage mock crash to highlight dangers to young drivers.

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Mock road accident shocks young drivers

Firefighters cut a mocked up casualty from the wreckage Credit: ITV Anglia

Norfolk Police have staged a mock road accident to show young people the importance of keeping safe behind the wheel.

They put on a special demonstration in Great Yarmouth last night, highlighting the tragic consequences that can arise from a car crash.

Great Yarmouth seafront was cordoned off last night Credit: ITV Anglia

Great Yarmouth seafront was cordoned off for the exercise which involved all the emergency services that would normally attend a major collision.

For the purpose of the exercise, there was one fatality and one seriously injured casualty that firefighters were cutting free from the wreck. One of the drivers was breathalysed. All meant to make those watching think.

A crowd turned up to watch the mock accident which was aimed at young drivers Credit: ITV Anglia

Sergeant Ade Hales of Norfolk Police said he hoped the exercise would make young drivers more aware of the dangers on the road.

He told Anglia News, "Sixteen to 24 year olds make up 25 per cent of all our casualties on the road a year. At this moment we're running at a figure of 50 per cent of all casualties on the road in respect of fatal collisions."

"Unfortunately if you are involved in a high speed collision the human body isn't designed to take such impact."

Firefighters attended the mock accident Credit: ITV Anglia

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