Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, Massapequa Fire Department and Massapequa Schools hosted a rare and extremely sobering Motor Vehicle Accident Simulation to 1,200 high school students on the football field of Massapequa High School on, April 15th.

With Senior Prom and other festivities on the horizon, this timely event is was designed to provide “shock and awe” to students helping to avoid dangerous behaviors that could put their lives at risk.

The graphic demonstration consisted of a staged, two-car auto accident with an intoxicated driver and multiple victims. The NCPD simulated a DWI test and subsequent arrest and also provided a helicopter landing to simulate a medical evacuation from the scene. Some of the high school’s Drama students took part in the simulation.

A keynote address was delivered by Nassau County Executive Mangano joined by his wife, Linda, who is actively involved in Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

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