The moment a teen driver resists the urge to send a text message is the moment Lisa Beacom is looking for.
Beacom, EMS coordinator for Alegent Health Midlands Hospital, teamed up with Kristy Wagner, director of the hospital's emergency department, to give Papillion teens what they hope will be a decisive inoculation against distracted driving.
About 700 high school juniors and seniors gathered at 10 a.m. April 8 to watch a highly realistic simulation of a car crash. The simulation, with full police, fire and paramedic response, took place in Papillion-La Vista's north parking lot.
For the students nearest the action — those who played the parts of the victims — it was a particularly harrowing experience.
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Republished with permission from Omaha.com