Last Thursday, Eagan High School's "SADD" (Students against destructive decisions) and "MADD" (Mothers against drunk driving) in cooperation with the Eagan Police and Eagan Fire departments conducted a Mock Crash caused by a drunk driver. The Bergstrom family of Eagan told the students how they lost three of their five children on October 10, 2004 because of a drunk driver. After that gathering in the high school gymnasium, the students exited the school to the parking lot to observe the pretend car accident. Several students played the parts of the passengers in the two cars. The police arrived first, then the fire fighters and paramedics and even a state trooper.
Eventually, an emergency evacuation helicopter arrived from North Memorial Hospital to airlift a "critically injured" victim to their trauma center hospital in Minneapolis. The sober ending to the mock crash was the arrival of the hearse to pick up a dead victim. The more than 1,000 Juniors and Seniors witnessed a very serious issue which claims over 18,000 lives annually in the United States.