Bradenton, FL (March 21, 2018) – On a night of celebration and promise, it’s the worst thing that can happen: Students drink alcohol at prom, get in their cars and cause an accident.
To demonstrate the dangers of drinking and driving, students from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in Bradenton will help stage Operation Prom from 1 pm to 2 pm Tuesday, April 3, at Bayshore High School, 5401 34th St. W., Bradenton.
The Emergency Medicine Club from the LECOM College of Medicine will be re-enacting the aftermath of a drunken-driving accident to promote awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving, especially after prom night.
A car-towing company will bring wrecked vehicles to set the scene and the medical students will employ make-up artists to create a realistic appearance of an accident due to drunken driving after prom night.
Local Emergency Medical Services personnel, firefighters, and police officers will respond to the scene and add to gravity to the re-enactment. A Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) representative from Tampa will recount stories of actual prom-night accidents and the impact they have had on the families and loved ones of the victims.
LECOM students have supported MADD and Operation Prom since the Bradenton campus opened in 2004.