Butler students get crash course in safe driving


By Darrell Wacker - dwacker@aimmediamidwest.com



Butler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Butler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Butler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Butler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Butler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Butler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Butler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Butler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Butler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Butler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials.


Photo by Mike Ullery | Piqua Daily Call

VANDALIA — Butler High School students received a crash course in the dangers of distracted and impaired driving on Wednesday morning.

Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, police and fire personnel from Vandalia and Butler Township, and Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home.

“Don’t let one bad decision affect you, or someone else, for the rest of your life,” said Mandy Via, Outreach Manager for CareFlight Air and Mobile Services. “It only takes one second to change a lifetime.”

Students from Butler High School staged a mock crash between two vehicles that was, in the scenario, caused by an impaired driver. The crash was staged in such a way that one victim had to be cut out of the vehicle and flown on CareFlight for medical treatment.

One other victim was fatally wounded and removed from the scene by Morton & Whetstone.

CareFlight hopes that the simulation will send the message of safety to young drivers and the importance of making smart driving decisions.

Butler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/09/web1_Crash2.jpgButler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials. Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Butler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/09/web1_Crash8.jpgButler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials. Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Butler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/09/web1_Crash12.jpgButler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials. Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Butler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/09/web1_Crash13.jpgButler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials. Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Butler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/09/web1_Crash20.jpgButler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials. Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Butler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/09/web1_Crash30.jpgButler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials. Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Butler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/09/web1_Crash31.jpgButler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials. Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Butler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/09/web1_Crash38.jpgButler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials. Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Butler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/09/web1_Crash43.jpgButler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials. Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Butler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/09/web1_Crash44.jpgButler High School students were given as close to a real-life demonstration on the dangers of distracted and/or impaired driving on Wednesday in anticipation of homecoming weekend. Drive Smart is part of Premier Health’s Education and Outreach program and involves CareFlight, Miami Valley Hospital Trauma, local police, fire, and EMS, and school officials. Photo by Mike Ullery | Piqua Daily Call

By Darrell Wacker

dwacker@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach Darrell Wacker at (937) 684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.

Reach Darrell Wacker at (937) 684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.