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Wisconsin filmmakers getting creative with car accident movie

Wisconsin filmmakers staged a medical hospital airlift at a park in Onalaska as part of a film project intended to show the dangers of drinking and driving. The movie was meant to be a different take on the problem than the usual mock car accident set up at high schools before possible underage alcohol use at homecoming or prom. The director of the cautionary film said that as effective as staged crashes are at getting the anti-drinking and driving message out, they take a lot of resources to do and also depend on the weather.

The movie is titled "Pause," and that's the key idea behind the project. The film's executive producer said that they wanted teens who watched it to pause and take a moment before drinking and driving to consider the possible consequences. The Hilltoppers Rotary Club, of which the producer was a member, was helping to finance The Pause Project behind the movie. He said that the small number of films available on drinking and driving focused on the blood but didn't address its other consequences.

The director, who was also a former firefighter and first responder, said that young people don't see the phone call to the parents informing them that there has been an accident or the anguish-filled drive to the hospital in the films currently available.

No matter how carefully one drives, there are drunk drivers out there who can ruin lives in an instant. A Wisconsin attorney who understands insurance and liability issues may be instrumental in arranging financial compensation after an auto accident. Damages may be recovered for pain and suffering, medical expenses and other consequences of a car collision.

Source: Twin cities, "Wisconsin studio making film on peril of drunken driving", Mike Tighe, October 15, 2013

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