Troopers Get Crash Course in Wrecks

A class of Nebraska State Patrol recruits got some hands-on education in Grand Island Tuesday.

The training focused on how to handle serious crashes involving multiple injuries.

Recruits were evaluated in four areas: initial response; traffic control; accident photography and crash scene investigation.

State Patrol Trooper Jarrod Connelly said this type of training is critical.

“We're trying to make real injuries for them, so they have to do first aid, along with the accident investigation. That includes evidence collection, measuring the scene, photographing the scene like they would in a real life situation."

The training session not only included future state troopers but also firefighters and emergency responders from Grand Island, Hastings and Kearney.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WOWT NBC Omaha 3501 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 346-6666 sixonline@wowt.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 267245671 - wowt.com/a?a=267245671
Gray Television, Inc.