Mt. Juliet Police Join Wilson County Sheriff to Deliver Message on Distracted Driving in Mock Crashes at Two Schools

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Mt. Juliet Police is joining the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office to deliver a reality-based portrayal of a distracted driving car crash and the subsequent response by first responders, emergency medical personnel, and law enforcement. The first crash will take place today at 12:00 p.m. at Mt. Juliet Christian Academy. This event is a joint-effort with the school, Wilson County Sheriff, Wilson County Emergency Management Agency, Fire Department of Mt. Juliet, and Mt. Juliet Police Department. The crash will bring the consequences of distracted driving to reality before prom season.

The first mock crash will take place today, Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. at Mt. Juliet Christian Academy. The second mock crash event will take place on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at Mt. Juliet High School. During the simulated response, the public should expect to see emergency vehicles and a medical helicopter in the area of the schools.

Agencies participating in the event are: Mt. Juliet Police Department, Fire Department of Mt. Juliet, Wilson County Emergency Management Agency, and Vanderbilt Lifeflight. Hamblen’s Wrecker Service of Mt. Juliet is providing the crashed vehicles for the exercise.

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