Mayo Clinic Health System offers ‘prom trauma’ simulations to stop students from drinking and driving

EAU CLAIRE –– The scene is something out of every parent’s and friend’s worst nightmare.

Young people talk at a party after they have been drinking alcohol. Next comes the sound of squealing tires, breaking glass, crushing metal. The intoxicated driver stumbles from the vehicle, distraught at the sight of injured friends, pleading with rescuers who work feverishly over the limp bodies.

Then the unthinkable happens: A body bag is lifted into a hearse.

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