Shattered Dreams mock crash shows students horrors of drinking and driving

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Students at South Grand Prairie High School today got to witness the tragic results of drinking and driving with a mock car crash staged on the school’s parking lot.

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Shattered Dreams is an annual event hosted by the Grand Prairie Police Department with help from the Grand Prairie Fire Department, CareFlite, the Grand Prairie ISD and a local funeral home.

With student actors playing the roles of victims, the student body viewed the staged crash that killed a fellow student as well as a video of scenes in the emergency room and the intoxicated driver being booked into jail.

A select few students, chosen by winning an essay contest, will stay the night at a police facility to listen to several guest speakers talk about tragic events they have endured due to texting and driving and/or drinking and driving. They return to school on Friday where a memorial service will be held for the student who died in the mock crash.

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