Darlington road accident rescue demonstration
However, the individuals trapped in the vehicle were not in any danger, and none of them had suffered any personal injuries, since the car accident was a set up to showcase to the people of Darlington the expertise of the fire and rescue service, as well as to highlight the risks of dangerous driving.
The act took place in the town’s market square as part of the second UN Global Road Safety Week.
Members of the County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service also visited schools as part of the one-week event, to illustrate to young children and teenagers, through talks and demonstrations, how a road traffic accident could affect them. Furthermore, the pupils were told how they could reduce their risk of being involved in a collision.
The crew manager stated, “We have got mobile phones now that cause so many accidents, as well as drink and drug driving.
“We are hoping this event will educate people and make them see the full impact of what happens during a crash, and what our teams have to go through to get them out.”
Organisations all over the world took part in UN Global Road Safety Week by holding special events to raise awareness of road safety amongst road users, passengers, and pedestrians.