RIT Presents DWI Crash Simulation, April 27




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Sometimes you need to see it to believe it. For the 18th consecutive year, Rochester Institute of Technology will present a vivid reminder of the repercussions of driving drunk.

At 6 p.m. on April 27, behind the National Technical Institute for the Deaf’s Tower A, RIT students will have the opportunity to see Mercy Flight respond to a simulated DWI crash along with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, New York State Police, and RIT Ambulance and Campus Safety squads.

Viewers will witness a firsthand account of a drunk-driving fatality—live victims will be removed from smashed cars with the Jaws of Life and examined by emergency medical technicians in preparation for transfer on the Mercy Flight helicopter (pending availability).

The simulated DWI program is sponsored by RIT’s Student Health Center and Campus Safety Department. The event is open to the public. For more information, call Karen Pelc at 475-7081.

Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized as a leader in computing, engineering, imaging technology, fine and applied arts, and education of the deaf. More than 15,300 full- and part-time students are enrolled in RIT’s 340 career-oriented and professional programs, and its cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.

For well over a decade, U.S. News and World Report has ranked RIT among the nation’s leading comprehensive universities. The Princeton Review recognizes RIT as one of America’s “Most Wired Campuses,” and the university is also featured in The Fiske Guide to Colleges and Barron’s Best Buys in Education.