Video slams home road safety message - Never have to say 'I'm Sorry' car crash video launched | Video

MESSAGE: Local Doctor Tom Douch hopes a video made locally will keep young drivers out of the emergency department. Picture: Craig Thomson.

MESSAGE: Local Doctor Tom Douch hopes a video made locally will keep young drivers out of the emergency department. Picture: Craig Thomson.

A Community partnership between the Young District Hospital, local emergency services, and local high school students has produced a compelling road safety video.

Thanks to a generous donation from the Young Services Club, filmmakers Neon Multimedia produced  the 'I'm So Sorry' video for social media and future education and training purposes.

Local police, ambulance, fire and rescue, hospital staff, drama society actors and the local cadet unit joined with students from the Young High School and Hennessy Catholic College to make the film.

Local Doctor Tom Douch said the video will serve as a cautionary tale for young drivers as well as a training aid for student doctors.

"We got all of the emergency services crew's in Young together and we made a car crash scenario video that will serve multiple purposes, we wanted our target audience to see what happens with a car accident from woe to go," he said.

"The objective was to target school kids who are about to or have just got their license and let them know that if things go wrong then this is the way it could work out."

Local ambulance inspector Stephen Pollard said paramedics are constantly frustrated with the senseless loss of young lives in motor vehicle accidents.

"We were happy to get involved in any program that demonstrates to young drivers what the consequences of their decision will be if they elect to drive a car and get distracted, use their mobile phone or are under the influence of drugs or alcohol when they are driving," he said.

"We certainly hope it has an impact, we know on the day it had an impact so we are hoping it has a long-term effect on anyone who views it."

Doctor Douch said it was important that the local High School students were involved in the making of the video.

"It is one thing to give a lecture and another thing to experience it which is why we wanted the local high school kids involved in extracting the victim from the car and resuscitation when the patient's condition started to deteriorate," he said.

"The experience of having to tell the patients parents that their son had died, which emergency health workers experience all the time, was very impactful on the students.

"We wanted the video to be real and confronting because there is no point in beating around the bush and covering things up, people need to understand the results of making the wrong decision when they are in charge of a motor vehicle.”

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