We’re all used to getting stuck in a bit of traffic here and there. It’s a necessary evil, especially during rush hour, and something we get frustrated with from time to time but generally accept it as the norm.
But what about those times that the traffic slows and eventually stops and you don’t know why?
You sit and wait, thinking it must just be a particularly busy day or perhaps there’s some road works, but then you hear sirens and catch blue lights in your rear view mirror.
Police cars and ambulances, and sometimes even fire engines, are weaving their way around stationary vehicles. There’s been a crash.
You suddenly sit more patiently than before - rather be stuck in traffic than stuck in a crumpled car.
When the cars in front begin to move again, and you find yourself approaching the scene of the crash, you can’t help but look. It’s human nature to be curious, it’s sort of exciting, like in the movies.
But as you continue to look, trying to make sense of what has happened, you realise this isn’t make believe. You see that people are hurt. They may be dying.
So you turn away and you keep driving, thoroughly ashamed of yourself for staring, but relieved that it isn’t happening to you.
On Saturday 5th April from 9pm in Matalan car park we are offering the people of Worksop the chance to really see what happens in the aftermath of a serious collision.
Watch unblinking, unflinching as the fire service demonstrate how they would remove the roof of a car as its occupants lie ‘injured’ inside.
We hope it serves as warning against the Fatal Four behaviours that can lead to death or serious injury on our roads - drink driving, going too fast, not wearing a seatbelt and using a phone.
If you don’t lose your life, you could lose your licence.
Come down and see the devastating effects of a crash. We’ll see you there.
The Worksop Town Centre Beat Team