Mock Car Crash brings forth the consequences of distracted, impaired driving
CHELMSFORD, MA (May 19, 2022) – Chelmsford High School staged a mock car crash this morning in front of its junior and senior classes to illustrate the perils and consequences of driving while impaired.
The assembly marked the return of the Mock Car Crash following a two-year absence due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Students listened to several impassioned lectures from CHS Principal Steve Murray ’88 and Joshua Blagg ’91, Dean of Hawthorne House, who shared a personal experience of losing three classmates to an alcohol-related crash.
After the crash simulation in the CHS parking lot, guest speaker Muji Karim, a once-promising football standout at Burlington (Mass.) High School and the University of New Hampshire, told his story of losing both legs and his right hand when he was a passenger in a 2011 alcohol-related crash on Storrow Drive in Boston. Mr. Karim is now an adaptive athlete who has competed internationally since 2015 and the Founder of Mujiblades Inspires Corporation.
The simulation involved the Chelmsford Police and Fire departments as well as local EMTs.
The Mock Car Crash was organized by Hawthorne House Counselor Christine Lima and Emerson House Counselor Dan McGrath as well as Dean Blagg, Emerson House Dean Erin MacNeil, Whittier House Dean John MacIsaac and Principal Murray. Also integral in the production were PreK-12 Health/Physical Education/Family and Consumer Sciences Coordinator Katie Simes and health/PE educators Julie Ignaciola and Matt Dibble.
About Chelmsford Public Schools
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