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VIDEO & PICTURES: ‘Crash’ outside college in Chesterfield

Firefighters rushed to a ‘crash’ outside Newbold’s Outwood Academy yesterday.

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

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

IN PICTURES: IN PICTURES: Mock smash outside college in Chesterfield

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

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 partners to develop, we hope, safer young drivers.”