Mock car crash puts focus on dangers of impaired driving

Salve Regina’s EMT Club will host its annual mock car crash at noon Tuesday, April 17 in front of McAuley Hall.

Designed to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted and impaired driving, the event simulates a DUI accident and includes responders from the Newport police and fire departments. Each year, Rhode Island Towing donates a totaled car, allowing both departments to demonstrate how they respond to an actual crash.

Access to the Misto Gatehouse and McAuley Hall parking areas will be shut down between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesday due to the event.

The EMT Club promotes the knowledge, understanding and interest of emergency medicine through lectures, events and activities geared to students’ interests. The club has hosted multiple CPR, first aid and defibrillator courses; management of aggressive behavior training; and lectures on tactical combat casualty care.

The club has been a recognized student organization since 2015. The executive board includes:

  • President: Angela Bonavita
  • Vice president: Nick Palumbo
  • Secretary: Isabella Buda
  • Treasurer: Megan Johnstone
  • Public relations coordinator: Kelsey Auger

For more information on the EMT Club, follow them on Facebook.

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