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SGA simulates wreck for drunk driving awareness

SGA simulates wreck for drunk driving awareness

SGA simulates wreck for drunk driving awareness
February 28
19:45 2014

Joshua Knopp // Senior Staff Writer 

Greek Life and various UNT departments put on a major spectacle Thursday night on Avenue E between Highland Street and Eagle Drive to raise awareness for drunk driving. SGA president Zachary Brown estimated more than 1,000 people attended the speaking event, held earlier in the Coliseum.

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Hundreds of students stayed behind to watch the simulated wreck play out.

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Finance senior Aaron Presley, playing the drunk driver of the F-150, follows the light with his eyes during a field sobriety test.

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Presley follows the cops finger with his eyes without moving his head.

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Denton-based B&O Towing provided a grey Honda Accord and a white Ford F-150 for the simulation.

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Firefighters begin to take off the windshield of the Ford.

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The impact. A body double on the ground acts as a victim of the crash.

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Hospitality management junior Carlee Niemeyer, a passenger in the Honda, lies dead from the simulated collision.

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The damage to the Honda’s front end.

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Theatre arts sophomore Sahara Ale, a passenger in the Ford, released strained, guttural screams on her stretcher.

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A helicopter was called to care flight Ale out of the scene to receive help.

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Fire fighters had to peel off the F-150’s roof to retrieve a final passenger, a crash test dummy.

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After tacking off the roof firefighters begin to work on getting the remaining test dummy victim out of the truck.

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Fire fighters lay the dummy next to Niemeyer on the road.

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UNT flags will wave at half-mast Friday in honor of all students who may have been lost to drunk driving wrecks.

All photos by Joshua Knopp / Senior Staff Writer 

Feature photo: The aftermath of a simulated drunk driving wreck on campus on Thursday night near the Super Pit. Photo by Joshua Knopp / Senior Staff Writer 

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