Ogdensburg hospital hosts drivers education class
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 5:28 pm

Front, from left Tamara Graveline, Patricia Redden-Sargent, Marion VandenHeuvel, Michele James and Miranda Simpson. Back, Joe Lynch, Cheryl O’Brien, Tom Caringi, Amy Robinson, Kevin McBath, Steve Karlberg, Ken Gardner and Julie Sciorra.

OGDENSBURG -- Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center recently hosted a “Let’s Not Meet by Accident” demonstration for OFA and Lisbon drivers' education classes.

The program walked students through the scene of a crash, from the police investigation to ambulance transport and arrival to the emergency department, notification of parents, and the reality of trauma management in the emergency department, CHMC said.

With the help of Michele James from the St. Lawrence County Stop-DWI/Traffic Safety Program, CHMC collaborated with outside agencies and internal departments to give the more than 60 new drivers a first-hand experience of what could happen to them if they get into an automobile accident.