VIDEO & PICTURES: '˜Crash' outside college in Chesterfield

Firefighters rushed to a '˜crash' outside Newbold's Outwood Academy yesterday.

Thursday, 8th March 2018, 3:11 pm
Updated Thursday, 8th March 2018, 4:55 pm
The scene before the arrival of the firefighters. Picture by Jason Chadwick.

Thankfully, though, it was a staged incident as part of the Dying2Drive campaign, which raises awareness about the horrific consequences of driving while distracted by devices such as mobile phones.

The event involved a fake collision involving two vehicles with volunteer students trapped inside.

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The scene before the arrival of the firefighters. Picture by Jason Chadwick.

Firefighters carried out an emergency rescue to illustrate how distressing crashes can be.

Billie Underwood, learning manager at Outwood Academy, said: “This is a continuation of work we have been doing with partenrs to develop, we hope, safer young drivers.”

The scene before the arrival of the firefighters. Picture by Jason Chadwick.