May 16th, 2013
05:00 AM ET

Students en route to prom help crash victims

(CNN) - About 20 students from Western High School in Davie, Florida, were on their way to prom when a van swerved and flipped on the interstate nearby. Five adults and two children were inside. When their limo screeched to a halt, students called 911 and went into action, pushing the van to free some passengers, and pulling others out, CNN affiliate WSVN reported. Some of the students had emergency training through the health occupations program at their school.

All the passengers had non-life-threatening injuries, and the students - some with blood on their dresses - said they had a great time at prom.

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  1. aliyah

    I think that it is wonderful that those teens gave up just a little of their time to help other people. iI think I was great they knew it was an emergency right away an thought really fast i just think that is really great and those people are wonderful. An dthey were still determined to go to prom.

    May 17, 2013 at 10:44 am |
  2. curtissmith003

    So, not all teenagers are lazy, stupid, and self-absorbed? Actions like this prove that there is hope for the future. Our young people can rise to challenges and adversity when called. Bravo to those courageous teens! They put aside their prom for another human being. That is a better memory to have.


    May 16, 2013 at 12:38 pm |