Accident staged in high school event


Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune

Local first responders prepare Madera High student Josh Landeros to be medically transported by helicopter to the hospital as part of the “Every 15 Minutes” program. Landeros was driving a car that was struck by a drunk driver in the reenactment.

 

The “Every 15 Minutes” program offers real-life experiences without the real-life risks. This emotionally charged program, is an event designed to dramatically instill in teenagers the potentially dangerous consequences of drinking alcohol then driving.


Furthermore, students will be challenged to think about distracted driving such as texting, smoking, personal safety and the responsibility of making mature decisions when other lives are involved.


The program grant is sponsored by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This is a cooperative program involving schools, law enforcement, emergency medical responders, Madera Unified personnel, and our community.