Drill drives home a point

Mock accident on SU campus aims to raise awareness about the dangers of drunk driving.

A drunk driver crashed Wednesday on University Place next to the Pan Am Memorial, killing one pedestrian and injuring two others.

Though this tragic turn of events seems like freak accident, no one was actually harmed.

The two “injured” pedestrians were Syracuse University students who walked away from the scene and the dead pedestrian: a plastic dummy. 

The mock accident took place at 11:30 a.m. between the Hall of Languages and Schine Student Center and intended to bring awareness to the dangers of drunk driving.  Event organizers included the Panhellenic Council, SU Department of Public Safety, Syracuse University Ambulance and the Options Program. 

Paramedics respond to the scene of a staged drunk driving accident on SU's campus Wednesday. Photo: Jenna Ketchmark 

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