Casualty cut from pretend collision wreckage at Melton road safety event

Firefighters carry out a demonstration on releasing a casualty from a traffic collision at a road safety awareness day at Melton Fire Station EMN-180110-105146001
Firefighters carry out a demonstration on releasing a casualty from a traffic collision at a road safety awareness day at Melton Fire Station EMN-180110-105146001
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Dozens of people watched the aftermath of a mocked-up collision at Melton Fire Station yesterday (Sunday) as part of a road safety day.

A dozen firefighters got together with police officers in a bid to warn drivers about their responsibilities with colder weather approaching and making roads more dangerous.

Firefighters carry out a demonstration on releasing a casualty from a traffic collision at a road safety awareness day at Melton Fire Station EMN-180110-105135001

Firefighters carry out a demonstration on releasing a casualty from a traffic collision at a road safety awareness day at Melton Fire Station EMN-180110-105135001

One of the highlights of the event was the pretend crash in which a trapped passenger had to be released from the wreckage by fire crews and the driver was arrested for drink driving.

Organiser James Marman, a day crew manager at Melton, said: “Because the weather is changing we wanted to get road safety messages across and particularly the Fatal 4 motoring offences of speeding, drinking too much alcohol, taking drugs and using a mobile phone at the wheel.

“We probably interacted with about 200 people throughout the day and around 100 people watched the demonstration with the car collision.

“We are planning to more open days at the fire station in the future as it is a good way of getting safety messages across.”

Firefighters carry out a demonstration on releasing a casualty from a traffic collision at a road safety awareness day at Melton Fire Station EMN-180110-105113001

Firefighters carry out a demonstration on releasing a casualty from a traffic collision at a road safety awareness day at Melton Fire Station EMN-180110-105113001

Firefighters also gave out home fire safety advice and officers from Leicestershire Police’s road safety team were also on hand to give guidance and information to people who turned up at the event.

A road safety awareness day at Melton Fire Station EMN-180110-105157001

A road safety awareness day at Melton Fire Station EMN-180110-105157001